Ameneh Mehvar is the Middle East Research Manager at ACLED, and an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham. She holds a PhD in International Relations and a master’s degree in Middle East and Central Asian Security from the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include political psychology, security studies, and the international politics of the Middle East. Ameneh is fluent in Persian, English and German, and has a working knowledge in Arabic.