A Global Research Institute of Queen's University Belfast


research areas

Global Challenge: Building a Peaceful, Inclusive and Secure World 


Legacy Issues

Embedding peace processes in daily life


Justice and Rights

Establishing International Norms



Ensuring Just and ethical responses


Ideology and Beliefs

Shaping approaches to peace-building in many cultures

Postgraduate Research

Postgraduate Opportunities

Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS)

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Current Students

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Current Students

Current Funded Research Projects

Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation

(Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded)

Revolt in the ‘Square’: Spatial Modelling of Urban Stability in Modern Cities

(Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded)

Understanding the Role of Music and Sound in Conflict Transformation: The Mozambique Case Study

(Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded)

Collaboration in Conflict: Cross-Community Engagement in Divided Societies - Rising Star Engagement Award

(British Academy funded)

Negotiating Detention: Prisons as Sites of Confrontation and Compromise in Protracted Conflicts

(British Academy funded)

Research into Asylum Seekers’ and Refugees’ Experiences of Living in Northern Ireland

(Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister)

Counting our Losses: The politics of loss and social transformation in the context of migration and displacement in Turkey

(British Council funded)

The people behind the Taliban’s war - further insights into how the movementrelates to its support base and the prospects for peaceful transformation

(TheForeign and Commonwealth Office)

The Right to Certify? Mobilising for the Self-Certification of Food

(Economic and Social Research Council funded)

The Taliban’s War: The Other Side of the Afghan Conflict, 2001-2015

(Economic and Social Research Council funded)

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) 

(Leverhulme Trust funded)

How counter-insurgency warfare experiences impact upon the post-deployment reintegration of land-based British army personnel

(Forces in Mind Trust)

Analyses of Food Supply Chains for Risks and Resilience to Food Fraud/Crime 

(Economic and Social Research Council funded)

Lawyers in Conflict and Transition: A Comparative Study in Cambodia, Chile, Israel/ Palestine, South Africa and Tunisia

(Economic and Social Research Council funded)

Apologies, Abuses and The National Imagination: Dealing with the Past in Ireland 

(Economic and Social Research Council funded)

Voice, Agency and Blame: Victimhood and the Imagined Community in Northern Ireland

(Arts and Humanities Research Council Funded)

Truth, Accountability or Impunity? Transitional Justice and the Economic Crisis

(Economic and Social Research Council funded – with City University, London)

Amnesties, Prosecution and Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland

(Arts and Humanities Research Council and Queen’s University Business Alliance funded)

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Research Impact

Knowledge exchange between the Academy and the practitioner is a priority

Peace-building and social justice between researchers and practitioners a key goal. To advance this priority we host regular workshops, conferences and civic conversations involving participation from all sections of society.

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