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SSR Advisor and Guidance Coordinator, ISSAT

Patrick Hagan is the Coordinator Knowledge Services at DCAF/ISSAT.  His role is to oversee and quality assure the production of ISSAT methodology and guidance products for the international community, along with leading and contributing to ISSAT mandate activities as an Justice and Security Sector Reform specialist with extensive operational experience of police, justice and military programmes in both peacekeeping and reform missions. He is highly experienced in programme cycle methodology, with a speciality in the monitoring and evaluation of reform missions and programmes. While at ISSAT Patrick developed the methodological approach and was the lead writer on the External Review of the United Nations Police Division.

Before joining DCAF Patrick was the evaluation advisor to the Australian Federal Police, leading the team that developed and conducted monitoring and evaluation processes to assess police reform, development, and peacekeeping activities across the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Prior to that role Patrick worked for the Australian Defence Force's Defence Science and Technology Organisation on the monitoring and assessment of counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and peacebuilding operations in Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands.

Patrick Holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Western Australia, and a BA in Philosophy from Murdoch University.