UNESCO Centre

Christine Smith Ellison

Role

Research Associate

Christine is a Research Associate supporting the work of the UNESCO Chair, working on ‘Education, Conflict and International Development’. Her work entails examining the linkages between education, conflict and the UN peacebuilding agenda, and undertaking political economical analysis of the education sector.

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Research Interests

In addition to examining the links between education and conflict, Christine’s own research interests also include youth engagement, accountability and good governance.

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Background

With an MA in French and Anthropology from the University of Glasgow, an MPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford, four months fieldwork in Uganda examining youth engagement and the role of political programming in the democratization of youth, a position as a Research Assistant at the Université de Montréal carrying out field work on nationalism, multiculturalism and language teaching among immigrant students and a further position as a Project Assistant at UNDP the International Poverty Centre, Christine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role in the Centre.

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Publications

2012

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Conferences, Seminars and Meetings

The following list provides a summary of conferences and meetings in which Christine has participated, ordered chronologically; use the year menu below to skip down the page to a particular year if required.

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2012

  • Presentation entitled The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: An analysis of five change theories in Sierra Leone at the Childhood, Education and Wartime Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, Cambridge (22 November 2012)
  • Presentation entitled The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: The case of Sierra Leone at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES): The Worldwide Education Revolution, San Juan, Puerto Rico (24 April 2012)
    (view presentation on slideshare)

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2011

  • Presentation entitled The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: The case of Sierra Leone at the 11th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford, England (13–15 September 2011)
    (view presentation on slideshare)

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Contact Details

Christine Smith Ellison

Christine Smith Ellison

Research Associate

Post

UNESCO Centre
School of Education
University of Ulster
Coleraine
Co Londonderry
BT52 1SA
Northern Ireland

Telephone

+44 (0)28 7012 4784

Email

c.smithellison@ulster.ac.uk