Dr Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson is the Senior Operations manager for the United Nations Mine Action Service in Iraq. He has over twenty years of professional experience in military Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal as well as Humanitarian Mine Action. As a former British Army Ammunition Technical Officer, he worked as a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Operator in several operational environments before transitioning to humanitarian mine action (HMA). Mark has been working in Iraq since March 2018, moving to UNMAS Iraq in late 2018. His academic background includes a master’s degree in global security and a doctorate in politics and international studies. His recent research has resulted in the publication of 6 papers, all focussed around the delivery of explosive hazard clearance activities across Iraq.