As an occupational psychologist working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Yvonne Cooke has dedicated much of her career to reform and, most notably in Northern Ireland, to supporting organizational and societal change in the context of moving from post conflict to sustainable peace. Among other duties, she leads programs to reduce offending and vulnerability, focusing on both the causal factors and societal solutions. On fellowship she plans to interview local, state and federal law enforcement officials in the U.S. to explore options for building peace, and identify the factors that cause radicalization and extremism. Cooke also plans to explore other areas of professional interest, including advancing the role of women in society and work and building agile and sustainable organizations.


Police Service of Northern Ireland


Head of Human Resources

Areas of Interest

Business, Conflict Resolution, Corporate Culture
  • Yvonne Cooke

Program Year



Global Program

Country of Origin

Northern Ireland

Destination Country

United States