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Lynne O'Donnell

Independent Journalist, Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Lynne O’Donnell is an Australian journalist, author and analyst. Between 2009 and 2017, she was bureau chief in Kabul for The Associated Press and the French news agency AFP. She now writes for a wide range of publications, including Foreign Policy, Tortoise Media, the South China Morning Post. She holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London, where she is a research fellow of the war studies department and a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Her first book, High Tea in Mosul: The True Story of Two Englishwomen in War-torn Iraq was published in 2007, and her next book, From the Frontline: Women Reporting War 1899 – 2020 will be published in late 2022. Lynne is a fellow of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma at the Graduate School of Journalism, at Columbia University in New York, and regularly contributes research to think tanks and multilateral organisations, focused on Afghanistan.

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