Caitríona Helena Heinl

Caitríona Helena Heinl

Caitríona Heinl was the Nanyang Business School Cyber Risk Management Project as Research Fellow responsible for leading cybersecurity policy analysis in March 2017. She transferred from the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at RSIS where she held the position of Research Fellow responsible for policy analysis on cyber issues since October 2012.

She publishes peer-reviewed articles and policy advisory reports on subjects that include international and regional cooperation on emerging cyber challenges, international security and international cyber policy research (norms, CBMs, capacity building), country case studies, national security implications of emerging technologies like cyber capabilities and increasingly autonomous technologies, public-private partnerships, and cyber defence. She currently holds a non-resident international fellowship with the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre, Canberra.

Caitríona previously led the Justice and Home Affairs policy group and Justice Steering Committee at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), Ireland. In this position, she covered transnational crime, fundamental rights, data privacy and data protection, police/judicial cooperation, counter-terrorism, international security and cybercrime. She qualified as a Solicitor in the UK (non-practising) and is admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York. She is currently a member of the Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Foreign Policy Network.

Caitríona holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, having graduated in both commerce and law at University College Dublin and the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck Austria with First Class Honours.