Dr Lydia Gitau
Dr Lydia Gitau is currently working as a Counsellor/Project Officer at STARTTS’ Armidale office and was formerly a Trainer in the training team in Sydney. She is a part-time lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She has previously worked as a counsellor and a lecturer in various universities in Kenya, East Africa. Lydia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Higher Diploma in Counselling Psychology, a Masters in International Relations, and a PhD from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, exploring trauma interventions for South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Lydia was the recipient of the 2014-2015 International Peace Research (IPRA) Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship, and the 2014 Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney. She is interested in examining and engaging in the post-conflict interventions that have potential to support long-lasting peace for survivors of conflict and mass violence.