Dr Catherine Turner is an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. She is also an academic and consultant who advocates for greater inclusion in mediation and peacemaking practice through research and policy engagement. She is currently Associate Professor of International Law at Durham University (UK), and the Deputy Director of the Durham Global Security Institute (DGSI). She has published extensively in the fields of peace mediation and transitional justice, focusing on promoting more inclusive approaches to peace and justice in her home Northern Ireland and internationally.
Catherine has consulted widely on inclusive leadership and increasing participation in peace processes for international organisations, governments and charities. Together with Fleur Heyworth of the GCSP she has developed new ways of thinking about leadership in peace mediation at the global level.
Catherine holds an LLB from Trinity College Dublin, an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics, and a Phd in Law from Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently a trustee and Chair of the Board of Belfast based NGO Mediation Northern Ireland. She is also a member of the Board of the Brussels based Conciliation Resources EU (CR-EU, formerly MediatEUr).