Angela Woodward is Deputy Executive Director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre.
Angela Woodward has worked in the arms control and disarmament field since 1998, specializing in monitoring, verification, and compliance issues. She joined VERTIC in 1999 and has held various management roles and worked across projects on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, chemical and biological weapons verification, national legislative implementation of CBRN treaties and agreements, and UN sanctions compliance.
In addition to her VERTIC work, she is a Council Member of the Disarmament and Security Centre (New Zealand). She previously served on New Zealand’s Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC) (2011-2018) and was an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the School of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2014-2019). Angela was an adviser to the chair of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Verification in All its Aspects in 2006, and she was the Legal Coordinator for the EU Joint Action on the BTWC (2006/184/CFSP) (2006-2007). She has taught public international law and international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand respectively.
Angela holds an LLM in Public International Law (Merit) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, a BA (Honours) in Political Science and an LLB from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and a university diploma in international nuclear law (Très Bien) from the University of Montpellier 1/OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, France.