Alan McBride is the Centre Co-ordinator of the WAVE Trauma Centre in Belfast and has been a tireless worker for peace, his wife Sharon was among nine people killed by the IRA in the Shankill bomb atrocity in 1993. In 1999 he achieved a Degree in Community Youth Work at the University of Ulster with first class honours and in 2006 an Mphil in Reconciliation Studies through the Irish School of Ecumenics (Belfast), Trinity College Dublin
Alan’s work with WAVE includes the day to day management of the centre, but beyond this he also facilitates groups, edits the organisational magazine, and collates stories from members for inclusion in a number of publications. Alan also sits on the board of Healing Through Remembering (HTR), a group set up to find ways of allowing Northern Ireland to address its troubled past – he has primary responsibility for the HTR subgroup on a ‘Living Memorial Museum’.
He is currently the lead Commissioner concerning transitional justice.