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.

Olivia Lucas

Olivia Lucas

Researcher

Email: o.lucas@conflictresearch.org.uk

Olivia has an LLM in Human Rights Law and Transitional Justice from Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute. She previously held a prestigious internship position with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Conflict Resolution Unit assigned to the Women, Peace and Security file. Her previous work for the ICR has included co-authorship of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report entitled, ‘Poverty and Ethnicity: key messages for Northern Ireland’.

Michael Avila

Michael Avila

Project Officer

Email: m.avila@conflictresearch.org.uk

Michael received his MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice from Queen’s University Belfast. He has conducted research and facilitated programmes addressing issues of identity and conflict in Northern Ireland.

Michael previously worked with Co-operation Ireland on the Fresh Start Agreement’s Communities in Transition Programme and as a researcher at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University. Originally from California, Michael is a published journalist and Co-editor of the 5 Decades Project in Belfast.
Having worked and researched around the globe, Michael has an international lens for cross-cultural perspectives and dialogue, and this is reflected in both his research and mediation backgrounds.

Seana Carmichael

Seana Carmichael

Admin and Finance Manager

Email: s.carmichael@conflictresearch.org.uk

Seana is an experienced finance manager having worked in finance for over 10 years managing multimillion pound accounts. She has considerable payroll, book keeping, human resources, recruitment, administration and scheduling experience. She has been responsible for developing organizational procedures and systems for office personnel, including training, administration, billing, accounts payable and account management. Seana has a BSC(hons) in Applied Psychology.

Geraldine Scullion

Geraldine Scullion

Associate

Email: g.scullion@conflictresearch.org.uk

An experienced lawyer specialising in equality, anti-discrimination and human rights law and practice across Europe and the UK, Geraldine works with NGOs and grass roots community groups providing support, policy development, training and evaluation services, with a particular focus on developing human rights based approaches to legislative and policy change. Geraldine edits Briefings the legal journal of the UK Discrimination Law Association. Recent clients include the Traveller Movement and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.

Mariusz Smiejek

Mariusz Smiejek

Photographer

Email: mailto:mariusz.smiejek@gmail.com

To view his work please visit: https://www.mariuszsmiejek.com/

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