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Research Focus

PhD research student in International Studies at 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.


Highest MscEcon Dissertation Mark at Cardiff University

Williams, Eleanor Leah (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


  • 1 Membership of network
  • 1 Oral presentation

'The Unforgivable’?: IRA informers and dealing with Northern Ireland conflict legacy, 1998-2020.

Eleanor Leah Williams (Presenter), & Dr. Thomas Leahy (Presenter)

09 Oct 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Women Intelligence Network (External organisation)

Eleanor Williams (Member)

2020 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network