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Research Focus

PhD research student in International Studies at the School of HAPP, under the supervision of Professor Richard English and Dr Andrew Thomson, funded by the Department For the Economy.

Eleanor's research focuses on the ethical implications of state intelligence activities during the Northern Irish and Colombian conflicts, and the impact such activities had on the peace processes. She is particularly interested in the intertwining relationship between terrorism and intelligence activities, and how they impact each other. 

Prior to joining Queen's University Belfast, Eleanor studied at Cardiff University at an undergraduate and master's level, during which she was awarded Master's Excellence Scholarship.


Eleanor is currently a teaching assistant for a third year undergraduate module at Cardiff University.

This module Bombs, Bullets and Ballot-Boxes: The Northern Ireland Conflict, 1969 to 2021, is delivered online due to COVID-19. During this module Eleanor assists Seminars and Ghost Seminars. Approximately 60 students are enrolled on the module. 

Eleanor also taught two MscEcon modules from November 2020-February 2021. 

The first module, 'Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland', was a masters module designed for International Relations students. The course was delivered online due to Coronavirus restrictions and consists of approximately 15 students. Eleanor also presented her PhD research to this group.

The second MScEcon module, 'Politics in and about Northern Ireland since 1998', was designed for masters students on the Public Policy or Welsh Politics courses. This module was delivered online and consists of approximately 22 students. 


Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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