Angela Woodward has worked in the arms control and disarmament field since 1998, specializing in monitoring, verification and compliance issues. Since she joined VERTIC in 1999 she has held various management roles and worked on numerous projects on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament verification and national legislative implementation of CBRN treaties and agreements. She has provided technical legislative assistance on CBRN instruments to States around the world and was the Legal Coordinator for the first EU Joint Action on the Biological Weapons Convention. She was as an adviser to the chair of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Verification in All its Aspects in 2006.
Ms Woodward has served on the New Zealand Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC) since 2011 and is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch where she has also taught in Political Science. She holds B.A. (Hons) and LL.B. degrees from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an LL.M. (Public International Law) and PGCHE from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.