MA Social Research (Distinction), University of Sheffield
BA Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Rositsa is Senior Consultant on P/CVE at the International Affairs department of the Violence Prevention Network, Germany and staff member at RAN Practitioners.
Previously she was the Director of the Security Program at CSD. Rositsa has over 10 years of experience in security research, policy analysis and consultancy across the private, academic and non-government sector. Her areas of expertise include radicalisation and counter-terrorism, organised crime, corruption, informal and underground economies, asset forfeiture, irregular migration, policing and border control, security sector reform.
She was responsible for CSD’s research on countering radicalisation and terrorism. Rositsa has conducted studies on the drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism and on the link between crime and terrorism and has developed risk assessment tools for practitioners. She is member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT).
Rositsa has previous academic experience as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. Before joining CSD, she worked as a political analyst and corporate investigations consultant at the global risk consultancy Control Risks in Berlin and London, where she provided in-depth risk assessments and forecasts related to organised crime, security and terrorism risks, political stability, corruption and state capture in the Balkan region. She further conducted corruption and compliance audits, fraud investigations, integrity due diligence and litigation support and advised clients operating in Southeast Europe on the risks of reputational and integrity damage, fraudulent or hostile commercial activities and association with organised crime.