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Research at the Department of Peace Studies and International Development

Our research is globally-recognised as a centre of international excellence for innovation and policy/practitioner engagement on peace, conflict and development issues, including international relations, politics and history.

Peace Studies and International Develoment (PSID) supports a multidisciplinary research community of academic staff, PhD students and research associates and fellows. They are concerned not only with enhancing knowledge and understanding, but also with using our research to contribute to efforts to tackle important peace, conflict and sustainable development issues.

Research within the Department of Peace Studies and International Development includes the The John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS).

Our multidisciplinary research is organised around five themes:

  1. International and Sustainable Development: policy and practice
  2. International and Regional Politics and Security Studies (including arms control and disarmament)
  3. Peacebuilding, security and development in fragile and conflict-affected areas
  4. International History
  5. Community Resilience, Peacebuilding and Well-being in the context of transnational challenges.