Molly Den Heyer Director of Research and Education

Molly den Heyer is the Director of Research and Education with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative at Dalhousie University. She is also a Research Fellow with the Centre for Study of Security and Development and adjunct with the Department of International Development Studies. Her research interests include peace, security and children, critical approaches to development policy and planning, and adult education. Molly has over 15 years of experience in development research and practice, including as a planning and evaluation specialist in Canada and around the world. Molly’s most recent work is “Rethinking Canadian Aid,” a co-edited volume with Stephen Brown and David Black.

Molly holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from Dalhousie University, a M.Sc. in Rural Planning and Development from the University of Guelph, and a B.A. in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University.  She received a Certificate in Adult Education and People-Based Development from the Coady International Institute and was a visiting scholar at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.