Barbara is an experienced Restorative Justice Facilitator and an accredited Mediator. She has a Masters in Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation from Trinity College Dublin (Belfast based) and worked for many years in the field of peacebuilding and restorative justice at local, national and international level. She sees a growing need amongst human beings and communities to reflect on, and address, the effects of harm on victims, offenders, and the communities they live in. She has facilitated difficult conversations among faith-based groups, religious leaders, families and individuals, victims, survivors and perpetrators. She has a specific interest in forgiveness and what it can contribute to humanity. She currently chairs the board at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.