At IPOW, Teresa’s research focuses on creative community responses to conflict with a particular interest in hip hop movements in Latin America and creative entrepreneurship as a pathway to development in sites of conflict/post conflict.

During a research trip to Medellín, Colombia, Teresa and Ruth Daniel came up with the idea of developing an education programme for young people who have limited access to formal education due to conflict. As a former teacher, Teresa planned and wrote the content for the Creative Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) and the train the trainer sessions. At present, she is responsible for evaluating the impact of the CEP, updating the CEP curriculum and developing research projects at IPOW.

She has contributed to a number of research projects at IPOW including the CEP MENA pilot and  ‘Humanitarianism 2.0′ . In addition to this, she has given several conference papers including:

Prior to joining In Place of War, Teresa worked at Un-Convention, a grassroots music organization as a  project manager for Latin America. Teresa holds a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Masters by Research from the University of Leeds.