Neil Jarman

Neil Jarman

Director

Email: n.jarman@conflictresearch.org.uk

Neil has carried out research on such issues as street violence, disputes over parades, management of public order, police reform, racist and homophobic violence and human rights in a number of countries including Northern Ireland, South Africa, USA, Israel/Palestine, Kosova, and Nepal.
He was an adviser to the Secretary of State for NI during the disputes over Orange Order parades in 1990s and a specialist adviser to the NI Affairs Committee for their inquiry into Hate Crime in NI (2004-5). He is currently working with the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) at the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as a member of an international panel tasked with drafting guidelines relating to law and practice on freedom of assembly.

Katy Radford

Katy Radford

Project Manager and Senior Researcher

Email: k.radford@conflictresearch.org.uk

Katy has a PhD in Social Anthropology and is an associate member of CIPD. She specialises at working with children and young people, women, victims of the conflict including former combatants, and with those from minority communities. Her areas of interest include good relations, social inclusion, the arts and media.

Katy was an external appointment as special advisor to the Commision for Victims and Survivors , she sits on the OFMDFM convened Race Equality Panel and on a number of Arts Council Steering Groups. She was awarded an MBE for services to Community Relations in 2011.

Denise Hughes

Denise Hughes

Facilitator, Mediator and Trainer

Email: denisehughes@conflictresearch.org.uk

Denise Hughes joined ICR as a staff member in October 2014. She is a Community Relations Practitioner and Mediator who has worked with a wide range of constituencies, including PUL communities, Churches, police and the community, elected representatives and public service agencies dealing with the legacy of the ‘Troubles’. Denise has over 15 years experience dealing with many forms of conflict, contention and good relations issues.

Brendan Sturgeon

Brendan Sturgeon

Researcher

Email: b.sturgeon@conflictresearch.org.uk

Brendan has a PhD in Irish Politics from Queen’s University Belfast. He is currently working on The Belfast Mobility Project – which assesses contact, segregation and the time-geography of sectarian relations in Belfast.

His previous research studies have focused on the needs of young and older people in post conflict countries, assessed the nature of anti-social behavior in Northern Ireland and considered the impact of interfaces in divided societies.

Erin Tunney

Erin Tunney

Researcher

Email: erintunney@conflictresearch.org.uk

Erin Tunney is currently working on Peacetraining.eu assessing and recommending best practices in conflict prevention and peace building training in Europe.

She earned a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University and a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University. Her past research evaluated the efficacy of institutions in helping women who experienced violence in post-conflict societies.

Paul Jardine

Paul Jardine

Admin and Finance Officer

Email: info@conflictresearch.org.uk

Paul joined ICR in January 2017 having previously worked for a number of years as General Manager of New Wine Ireland.

Associates

In addition to our core staff team, ICR have a list of associates with whom we work on a regular basis as required including specialists in Human Rights and Equality Training, Mediation, Counselling and Therapeutic Support.

Olive Hobson

Olive Hobson

Associate

Olive has over thirty years experience as an educator and mediator. During these years she has developed skills, through training, practice and reflection, to a high level in facilitation, mediation, negotiation, community development, accompaniment, problem solving, narrative telling, creative arts work and transformational dialogue processes.

Susan McEwen

Susan McEwen

Associate

Susan McEwen has been working in community relations for over 16 years. She has considerable experience in facilitation and training and is a qualified mediator. She has worked locally and internationally facilitating a wide range of groups in dialogue sessions. She is particularly interested in gender dynamics and the use of the Arts as a lens to exploring complex issues.

Interns

We have a commitment to provide intern opportunities and to support visiting researchers.