PeaceCapacity Staff
Consortium Project Officer


Natalie Jester is the Project Officer and Research Associate for PeaceCapacity at the University of Bristol, where she is also a PhD Candidate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). Natalie’s PhD examines how UK state identity is constructed in online British mainstream media representations of the 2011 conflict in Libya. At the University of Bristol she is a Member of the SPAIS Gender Research Centre and the Global Insecurities Centre. Elsewhere, she is an Advisory Board Member of the Bristol Festival of Ideas, a Contributor for Rife Magazine and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Natalie holds a BSc(Hons.) in Politics, an MSc in Gender and International Relations, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods, all from the University of Bristol.


Work Packages

WP1 MANAGE

Consortium management

WP2 COMBINE

Consolidation of available research and materials on inclusive peace processes

WP3 CREATE

Designing, writing and producing the handbook of best practices

WP4 PRISTINA

Pristina workshop: engaging ethnic and religious minorities

WP5 HARGEISA

Hargeisa workshop: engaging women and girls

WP6 LONDON

London workshop: engaging youth and diaspora

WP7 STUDY

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices

WP8 SPREAD

Dissemination and communication

WP9 PROTECT

Risk, ethics and data protection


Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.