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Staff and Affiliates Research

Examples of current/recent research undertaken by Centre staff and affiliates include:

  • Syrian youths’ perceptions and experiences of higher education opportunities for refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey (Dr Kathleen Fincham, funded by the British Council/ UNHCR) 
  • Troubling Muslim youth identities: nation, religion, gender - Lebanon, Pakistan, Senegal, Nigeria (Dr Kathleen Fincham, in collaboration with the University of Sussex) 
  • The role of education in peacebuilding: An analysis of the impact of teachers’ views and practices with regards to peace and conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya (Dr Line Kuppens) 
  • Constructing an imagined path to peace during conflict:  A critical discourse analysis of human rights education in Gaza, Palestine (Dr Nancy Albhaisi)  
  • Understanding the efficacy and potential of First Star Academy, St Mary’s (Dr Iole Cozzone, Dr Sumi Hollingworth, funded by Porticus) 
  • Professional youth work as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world (Dr Fin Cullen) 
  • Gender-related violence within education and youth settings (Dr Fin Cullen) 
  • How young people encounter and resist violent extremist or terrorist narratives (Dr Zin Derfoufi) 
  • How people from ethnic minority communities are organising on urgent crime problems (Dr Zin Derfoufi) 
  • Safeguarding people with mental health needs or learning differences during contact with the police (Dr Zin Derfoufi, funded by the Wellcome Trust) 
  • Porticus Africa Post Doctoral Scholar research project (Dr Chris Edwards-Leis) 
  • Schooling experiences of Syrian child refugees in Turkey (Dr Özlem Erden) 
  • The impact of a grassroots microfinance organisation on women’s lives and intergenerational effects on girls’ education in rural India (Ms Rebecca Gordon) 
  • Disability rights and social justice reforms in education policy and practice (Dr Anastasia Liasidou)  

MPhil/PhD research

  • Secondary teachers' negotiation of identity in post-conflict Côte D'Ivoire - Abdoulaye Diomande
  • Transformative capacities of education for peace-building in Sri Lanka - Munas Kalden