24th Feb 2013 to 3rd Mar 2013

Patricia has worked for many years on victims’ issues, serving as Commissioner for Victims and Survivors of the northern conflict from 2008-2012. Her interests are human rights, transitional justice and law reform and she is currently undertaking research on reparations for victims. Her background is in journalism and public relations and she worked for a number of years in PR, specialising in motorsport (two and four wheels). She is a regular media contributor on issues of victims, reconciliation and peace-building. Patricia resides in rural County Derry but lives in her car, commuting to Derry City, Belfast and Dublin. Her interests are horses, hurling, rugby, football (not soccer) and music. She and her family have a large collection of stray and rescued animals. Normally, she tweets as @patriciamacb