Research Associates

The interdisciplinary research work of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies has been attracting scholars and practitioners beyond the institutional borders of Liverpool Hope University. Hence, we are developing an international academic network of research fellows. To find out more about the Centre's current research associates, please browse down the page.

Philip Alcock

 Philip Alcock

Philip was a Roman Dutch lawyer in Zimbabwe during his early career; then an English Senior Crown Prosecutor and Higher Court Advocate. He has an LL.M from University College, London. In 2001 he joined the United Nations as a UNMIK International Prosecutor in Kosovo and then went to Bosnia in 2005 as one of six international Prosecutors at the Sarajevo State Court. He investigated and prosecuted several leading trials in those countries over a period of 8 years and became expert in the practical application of international criminal law and humanitarian law in post-conflict environments via hybrid court systems. He also spent a recent year lecturing on aspects of these subjects at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia and Hercegovina, a country with which he has strong ties.
Philip dealt with one of the foremost war rape and enslavement trials to be transferred to Bosnia's State Court from the ICTY and via this gained insight and experience in collecting, evaluating and presenting evidence from women victims of such crimes.
The application of humanitarian law in all types of conflicts is a subject of special interest for Philip, in particular as to the targeting of military objects in areas of civilian occupation. He brings broad legal experience to the international criminal law field, having prosecuted such crimes in several legal systems.

Dr Elisha Ancselovits
 

Dr Elisha Ancselovits

Elisha Ancselovits has published on and teaches Advanced Halakhah (Iyyun) and Halakha as Practical Philosophy in a range of traditional institutions of higher learning in Israel, is a visiting researcher at Hebrew University's Institute of Jewish Law, and has taught Halakhic thinking at the secular Israeli HaMidrasha. He holds both rabbinic and judicial ordination and an interdisciplinary PhD in Theology (on Jewish Law from its formative period to the present) from Liverpool Hope University.
 

 Dr Barbara Ingham

Dr Barbara Ingham

Barbara Ingham gained her doctorate from the University of Manchester, researching the peasant export producers of West Africa and Southeast Asia.

She has held senior academic appointments in the UK, as Reader in Development and International Economics at the University of Salford and currently as Research Associate in the Department of Economics at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has published extensively in the fields of international and development economics, and development studies. Recently she has managed a major study for the European Social Fund of the European Union, into barriers to employment and re-employment related to age. She is currently involved in collaborative research with the University of West Indies on the role of the Caribbean Development Bank (see Barbara Ingham and Mark Figueroa, Journal of East Caribbean Studies, Vol.34, 2009) and has been involved in major policy symposia on economic reform in small developing economies.

Barbara Ingham has served two terms on the Executive of the Development Studies Association and currently convenes one of its Study Groups.
 

   
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Dr Aliyu Odamah Musa

Aliyu Odamah Musa holds a PhD in War and Peace Studies. His PhD, titled 'The role of Political, Socio-Economic factors and the Media in Nigeria's Inter-Religious Conflict', takes a look at inter-religious conflicts in Northern Nigeria and specifically examines the possibility of political meddling and the role of the media in peddling falsehood, hyping tension and/or escalating conflict. He has a background in print, online, radio and TV journalism. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Abuja, Nigeria and a master's in International Journalism from City University London, all of which have substantially shaped his knowledge of politics, conflict and reconciliation around the globe and how practice journalism works within the context of political settings – local and/or international. He has research interest in African and third world politics, Human Rights and governance, military in politics, international relations, international journalism, journalism and new media, conflict reporting, conflict studies and UN Peacekeeping Operations.
 

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Dr Christian E. B. Pout

Christian E.B. Pout is a diplomat and an internationally renowned expert on Africa's peace and security issues. He is currently Head of Services in the Francophonie Department of the Cameroonian Ministry of External Relations. Dr Pout holds a PhD Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the CEDS de Paris. He is Senior Researcher of the International Politics Department of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon and Associate Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Paris, Ecole de Maintien de la Paix de Bamako (Mali) and Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus d'Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

Dr Pout has published widely and is an international consultant for the Swiss FDFA, the UNHCHR Central Africa Office, the Niger High Authority for Peacebuilding. He is the Coordinator for the Peace Program of the Paris based think tank Centre d'Etudes et de Prospective Stratégique(CEPS).
 

 Jennifer Verson

Jennifer Verson

Jennifer Verson is a live artist, writer and cultural activist.  Her current research and creative work focuses on the efficacy of live performance in peace building. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Performance from Bristol University.  She has lectured at Columbia College Chicago, DePaul  University and was a visiting artist for Cartographies of Justice at Liverpool Hope University.  Her work has included spoken word poetry, devising, directing, puppetry, performing and playwriting. Her solo performances have ranged from durational performative installations to one woman comedy but all have been marked by her unique voice and vision of the role and responsibility the artist plays in contemporary society. She is a regular contributor to Peace News and a contributor to ‘Do it yourself: A hand book for changing our world’ edited by the Trapese Collective. In January of 2009 she emigrated from the United States to the Dingle in Liverpool. When she received her British residency in 2011 she founded Migrant Artists Mutual Aid with Fatoumata Sowe and Anne Connell.
 

 Dr Flavio Sanza Dr Flavio Sanza

My name is Flavio Sanza and I am an Italian Historian. I am MA in History and PhD in Strategic Sciences from Turin University, Italy. I wrote two books about Caesar as General and the meaning of Roman Imperium. I was Visiting Researcher in History Departments of Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen, Netherland), Ghent Universiteit (Ghent, Belgium) and University College of Dublin or UCD (Dublin, Ireland). I am a member of UCD Centre for War Studies. My fields of research are Julius Caesar and the Idea of Imperialism in the past. See my profile also on UCD Centre for War Studies website.