Mareike Schomerus is the Research Director of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, the acting Head of Progamme of the Politics and Governance Porgramme and  a Senior Research Fellow at ODI.

Her research examines the unseen factors that influence behaviour in situations of violent conflict, for example information, narratives, the impact of living in militarised situations, or how actors understand concepts such as fairness, justice or inclusion. She seeks to understand what it means for ordinary people to feel secure or that they are living in a just society in which their political voice is heard.