Resilient Peace Staff


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. Drawing on primary research using qualitative and ethnographic methods his work has sought to identify how security practices have altered relations between communities and states.  His research currently explores both peacebuilding and disaster management in insecure spaces. His work has received funding from the Canadian Government’s Security and Defence Forum (a Doctoral Fellowship), the Canadian Consortium for Human Security (a CCHS Doctoral Fellowship), and he is currently working on a EU Framework 7 project (VUELCO), which involves fieldwork in communities at risk from natural hazards to determine mechanisms to improve local community capacity building and resilience.


Work Packages

WP1: MANAGE

Consortium management

WP2: COMBINE

Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding

WP3: CREATE

Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications

WP4: PERTH

Webinar in Perth, Australia, May 2018

WP5: ACCRA

Workshop in Accra, Ghana, September 2018

WP6: BRISTOL

Workshop in Bristol, UK, November 2018

WP7: STUDY

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications

WP8: SPREAD

Dissemination and communication

WP9: PROTECT

Risk, ethics and data protection


Institutional Affiliation