Dr. Gráinne Perkins brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to The IF Project. After 5 years conducting doctoral research at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Grainne moved to Seattle in 2017. An Irish native, she spent 15 years in the Irish police service with experience in community policing, narcotics, professional standards, homicide and organized crime investigation, and was last posted as a detective sergeant assigned to Interpol. She is currently and Adjunct Professor at Seattle University lecturing in comparative criminology and research methods.

Gráinne’s interests reflect the diversity of her own professional and academic background where restorative justice, governance mechanisms in policing, and memorialisation feature. She

also serves as a volunteer Mentor and general organizational support for The IF Project. In her spare time, she works as a volunteer at an Elders Program in Seattle.

On a more abstract note, Gráinne is also certified record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records.