Former Specialist (Former title)
Nikola Balvin has a background in psychology and peace-building. She has held the position of Knowledge Management Specialist at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti since 2013. In this role she develops methodological tools, research procedures and guidelines to facilitate quality research in UNICEF. Prior to that she was a Research Officer on UNICEF’s flagship publication 'The State of the World's Children' at the New York headquarters. Before joining UNICEF Nikola was an Associate Lecturer at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS) at the University of Queensland and managed the International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Melbourne. Nikola completed her Doctor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne in 2007, examining prejudice and stereotyping towards Australia’s Indigenous peoples.