Our work is carried out by a multidisciplinary global team of experts, led by the University of Bristol.
Our team members are listed alphabetically by institution.

University of Bristol

Dr Ana E. Juncos

Dr Ana E. Juncos is the Principal Investigator and Consortium Consortium Coordinator for Resilient Peace. She is a Reader in European Politics at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol, and the Principal Investigator of the Horizon 2020 project EU-CIVCAP.

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria is the Co-Investigator and Consortium Manager for Resilient Peace, and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies. He is also the Project Officer for the Horizon 2020 project EU-CIVCAP.

Dr Julia Paulson

Dr Julia Paulson is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on linkages between transitional justice, memory processes, education, conflict and peace.

Dr Ryerson Christie

Dr Ryerson Christie is a Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol. His research focuses on the interaction between local communities, NGOs and the state.

Prof Timothy Edmunds

Prof Timothy Edmunds is Professor of International Security and Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol. His research addresses issues of civil-military relations and security sector reform.

University of Auckland

Dr Ritesh Shah

Dr Ritesh Shah is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative and International Education. Most of his research occurs in international settings where changes in political, economic or social regimes driven by crises and/or conflict have lead to calls for significant reform to a nation’s education system.

Dr Anita Lacey

Dr Anita Lacey is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland. She is an activist academic and her research, teaching and activism intersect. She is currently researching relationships between urbanisation, gendered insecurities and women’s livelihoods.

University of Cape Town

Dr Guy Lamb

Dr Guy Lamb is the Director of Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) at UCT, a post he has held since October 2012. He has undertaken research on arms control, violence reduction, conflict management and peace building issues in Africa for more than 15 years, and has produced various publications in this regard.

University of Leeds

Dr Alexander Beresford

Dr Alexander Beresford is an Associate Professor in African Politics at the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds. His current work explores ‘resilient authoritarianisms’ in Africa and is focused on South Africa and Rwanda. Aside from this, he is presently preparing a paper on South Africa’s relationship with the ICC.

University of Otago

Dr SungYong Lee

Dr SungYong Lee is a Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. He has examined the conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding processes in Cambodia, Angola, Guatemala, South Thailand, and El Salvador.

University of Pretoria

Dr Cori Wielenga

Dr Cori Wielenga is a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Her research has focused on Rwanda’s gacaca courts, South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and comparative projects on the informal justice systems in Burundi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia.

Dr Chris Nshimbi

Dr Chris Nshimbi is a Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation (DST-NRF) Research Fellow and Deputy Director in the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria. His current research focuses on informal cross-border trade in eastern and southern Africa, regional (labour) migration, and the prospects of regional transitional justice and reconciliation policy in Africa.

Prof Christopher Isike

Prof Christopher Isike is a Professor of African Politics, African Development and International Relations at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is the current Vice President (2016–18) of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) and an Executive Council Member of the international Political Science Association (IPSA).

University of Sheffield

Prof Jonathan Joseph

Prof Jonathan Joseph joined the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, in 2012. He is presently developing a critical approach to the idea of resilience and how it is used in international interventions, civil protection and security policies.


Prof Laurent Goetschel

Prof Laurent Goetschel is director of swisspeace and professor of political science at the University of Basel. He is currently president of the Swiss Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

Dr Sibel Gürler

Dr Sibel Gürler is Head of the Statehood programme at swisspeace, and leads swisspeace’s activities related to Business & Peace. Her work has included consultancy mandates for government institutions as well as national and international aid organisations.

Dr Stefan Bächtold

Dr Stefan Bächtold is swisspeace’s in-country focal point in Myanmar. He has specialised in developing integrated Theories of Change, alternative evaluation approaches and collaborative learning processes for peacebuilding projects.

Ms Jamie Pring

Ms Jamie Pring is a PhD candidate at the University of Basel and a PhD fellow of the swisspeace Mediation program examining the role of norms in international peace mediation.

University of Sydney

Dr Wendy Lambourne

Dr Wendy Lambourne’s research for the past 20 years has been concerned with how survivors of genocide and other mass violence deal with the past in order to build peace for the future, focusing on questions of transitional justice, peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation from the perspective of locally affected populations.

Dr Lydia Gitau

Dr Lydia Gitau is an Honorary Associate at University of Sydney’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently working at the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

Mr Aime Saba

Mr Aime Saba is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies (DPACS), University of Sydney. His research is broadly on post-conflict reconstruction challenges in post-war societies.

University of Western Australia

Dr Philipp Kastner

Dr Philipp Kastner joined the Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, as Assistant Professor in 2014. He holds graduate degrees in law from McGill University (LL.M. and D.C.L.) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria (Dr. iur.). Philipp’s main research interests include the resolution of armed conflicts, international criminal law, transitional justice, public international law, and legal pluralism.

Dr David Mickler

Dr David Mickler is a Senior Lecturer in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences at UWA. He is also the Founding Co-Chair (with M. Ramutsindela) of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Global Africa Group. His research sits at the intersection of International Relations and African Studies.

Dr Clare Mouat

Dr Clare Mouat is a Lecturer in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Western Australia with a specialisation in Human Geography and Planning. As a scholar-activist for just, generous, healthy and inclusive cities, she is passionate about finding feasible and radically-progressive responses to the local and global challenges and crises facing us, our families, and seven million of our closest neighbours.

Resilient Peace Associates*

* Associates are researchers who are individually affiliated with the Resilient Peace project, but whose institutions are not formally part of the consortium.

Prof Musa Abutudu

Prof Musa Abutudu teaches Political Science at the University of Benin, Nigeria. His research interests span political economy and development studies, international relations, African politics and security.