- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Dr Elisabeth Sköns has 20 years' experience as a researcher on military expenditure and arms industry issues. Until mid-2012 she was the Director of SIPRI's Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme. She has published extensively on these issues for over 20 years, in particular in the SIPRI Yearbook. Since 2009, she has led a project on security and governance in Africa. During the period 2009–12, this project included research and support for civil society organizations in five African countries. She was the Head of SIPRI's Mali civil society and peacebuilding project until 2016.
Arms industry issues; arms industry data sources and methods; internationalization of arms production; offsets in the arms trade; military expenditure issues; military expenditure data sources and methods; military budgeting processes; security sector governance; security and development; external actors in African security; the role of civil society in African security; economics of peace and security
PhD in Economics, University of the West of England