Julie Marie Hansen

Adviser to the Director (temporary replacement)

Additional positions:

Doctoral Researcher

Email: julhan@prio.org

Twitter: @JulieMHansen

Research Interests

  • Gender, peace and security 
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Digital technology
  • Social media
  • Myanmar

Julie Marie Hansen is Adviser to the Director (temporary replacement until end of September 2022). 

As Adviser to the Director, Julie provides strategic, organisational and administrative support to the Director and to the PRIO Leader Team. Other tasks include:

In addition, Julie is completing her doctoral work at PRIO and the University of Oslo on the role of social media in countering sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict settings, with a focus on Myanmar. She is also the coordinator of PRIO's Media Research Group.

Work Experience

Advisor to the Director (temporary replacement) at PRIO, May-Sept 2022

Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and Department of Media and Communication at University of Oslo, doing research on social media in armed conflict from a gender perspective and with focus on Myanmar context, Feb 2018 - April 2022

Project Coordinator of 'On Fair Terms: The Ethics of Peace Negotiations and Mediation' project at PRIO, Sept 2020 - Dec 2021 (part-time)

Researcher & Centre Manager of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, Sept 2017 - Feb 2018

Research Assistant & Centre Coordinator of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO, July 2015 - Sept 2017

Research Assistant on 'Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding' project at PRIO, Feb - July 2015

Research Assistant at Swisspeace, working on data collection, data analysis and report writing for research on gendered impacts of armed conflict and peacebuilding in southeast Myanmar, July - Dec 2014

Political Section Intern at British Embassy Oslo, working on international development policy analysis and Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), Feb - July 2014

Translator from Norwegian, Danish and Swedish to English, freelance and in-house, 2011–2014


MSc in International Development Studies, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2016

MA (Hons) in Social Policy and Scandinavian Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh​, 2011


English (native), Norwegian (fluent), Swedish (fluent in written language), Danish (fluent in written language), French (basic)

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