Ms. Jennifer DORAN
Jennifer began her career in the UK Ministry of Defence in 2009, working in the area of human and social science research. Over the last nine years, Jennifer has applied human and social science research to a range of challenges facing the defence and security sectors of the UK and its allies. Throughout her career, Jennifer has worked on projects focused on social and cultural analysis, target audience analysis, information operations, psychological operations, and behaviour change. This has included direct operational experience of planning, executing and analysing behaviour change operations in Afghanistan.
In the autumn of 2017, Jennifer started a secondment at the NATO ENSEC COE as the UK Subject Matter Expert (SME) and works in the Doctrine and Concept Development Division. The main focus of Jennifer’s work at the NATO ENSEC COE is improving energy efficiency within the military through applying behaviour change principles and better energy management practices. Jennifer and her behaviour change team have won awards in the UK for their energy behaviour change work.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Durham with a BA (Hons) in psychology and sociology, she also has an MSc in forensic psychology. She enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams, travelling far and wide, and drinking the occasional cup of English Breakfast tea.