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    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

- Forces in Mind Trust ‘Negative Transitioning of Ex-Service Personnel’

1991 …2022

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Research Interests

Peace processes; religious peacebuilding; religion and conflict; history of sociology; social science; higher education; qualitative research; ethnography


Honorary degree for oustanding services to social science, Brunel University 2012

Honorary Professor Extraordinary, Stellenbosch University, 2017-

Member of United Nations Roster of Global Experts

Member of Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh; Acamedician in Academy of Social Science; Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Council Member of Irish Research Council

Council Member of the UK Academy of Social Science

President of British Sociological Association (2009-2012) and now Honorary Life President

Member of Nominations Committee, Section D1 (Economics and Social Science), Royal Society of Edinburgh


Member of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (since 2002)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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