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Originally from South Africa and is committed to promoting reconciliation and  human flourishing in societies emerging from conflict. She is a PhD graduate from the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University where she carried out research on how culture impacts on fostering reconciliation. Selected as a Rotary Peace Fellow, she also holds an MA in African Peace and Conflict studies from Bradford University and an MA in Theology and Mission which she read for in  Ghana. Cathy has also been involved in reconciliation and peace–building initiatives located in South Africa and Sri Lanka. Currently she works as the research and curriculum development officer at Youthlink:NI.


• Bollaert, C. (2019). Reconciliation and Building a Sustainable Peace: Competing    Worldviews in South Africa and Beyond. Palgrave MacMillan.
• Bollaert, C. (2019). Culture: The missing link in transitional justice; an imperative for transformative justice. In: Evans, M. (ed), Transitional and Transformative Justice: Critical and International Perspectives. Routledge.
• Wagener, S. and Bollaert, C. (2013). Biosafety, Biosecurity and Bioethics in Synthetic Biology: the “7P” Approach. Applied Biosafety. Volume 18, Number 4.
• Bollaert, C. (2013b). Long Live Madiba! Rights NI. Available online at:
• Bollaert C. (2013a). Everyone’s a Victim: The Problem of uBuntu. Langue in Conflict (interactive web platform), University of Huddersfield.
• Bollaert, C and Whitby, S. (2012). Online Applied Dual–Use Biosecurity Education: A Case Study from the University of Bradford. Medicine, Conflict and Survival. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp 59–71.
• Bollaert, C and Whitby, S. (2011). Applied Dual–Use Biosecurity Education: An Online Train–the–Trainer Module in Developing Capacity in Dual–Use Bioethics and Biosecurity, in Millet, Piers (ed). The 2007–2010 BWC Intersessional Process: Turning International Obligations into Effective National Action. United Nations, Geneva.
• Whitby, S., Bollaert, C. & Dando, M. (2011). Article IV: National Implementation: Education, Outreach and Codes of Conduct. In: Pearson, G. and Dando, M. Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention: Key Points for the Seventh Review Conference. University of Bradford, Bradford.
• Bollaert, C. and Whitby, S. (2011), ‘Biological Weapons’, The Biologist, June, Vol. 58, No. 2, p 10.
• Is poverty really the ultimate systemic threat facing humanity? In: Woodhouse, Tom (ed.) Peace–building and Security in the Twenty–first Century. Rotary Centers for International Studies Monograph Series, Rotary International, Evanston, 2008. pp 145–158.