Dr Yusuf Sheikh Omar (UK)
Yusuf Sheikh Omar holds PhD from Social Science, La Trobe University, Australia. He is a Research Associate at SOAS University of London. He is also a peace practitioner. His research has focused on peace building in Somalia, Somali diaspora knowledge and skills transfer to Somalia, mental health and emotional wellbeing, identity, belonging, social transformation and cultural adaptation of young Africans and Muslims in Western countries. Yusuf has published widely in international academic journals and leading Australian newspapers such as The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2012-2013 Yusuf was appointed as a member of the African Ministerial Consultative Committee for the Australian Federal Government (2012–2013). He was also appointed as a Global Advisor to Global Reconciliation in Australia in 2015-current. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Somali Studies published by the Institute of Somali Studies, Mogadishu University. He is a board member of Anti-Tribalism Movement and Global Somali Diaspora. He was also a Board member of several organizations and governmental departments including Educational Advisory Committee of Victorian Police and Department of Justice of Australia.