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Elizabeth Stones

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PhD TITLE:

Mobilising Community Resilience through Techno-Social Innovation

MRes TITLE

Constraints and Prospects of the Application of Scientific Rigour to Conflict Early Warning in Africa

PREVIOUS DEGREES

BSc Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
MA Peace and Conflict Resolution, European Peace University

PREVIOUS JOBS

Project Manager, Security Sector Reform
Researcher, Community Conflict Resolution
Lecturer, Peace and Conflict Anthropology

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...

Bristol, UK.

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

I wanted the opportunity to learn and conduct research in a dynamic, innovative and multidisciplinary environment, and to share and develop knowledge with colleagues from a range of academic backgrounds.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I'm interested in emerging global trends and patterns, prediction and early-warning systems, and in the application of conflict resolution methodologies to global human security issues. I'm also keen to develop innovative mixed methodology approaches, promote public engagement and examine the relationship between research and policy decision-making.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING

I enjoy good company, inspiring conversations, original performance art and theatre, climbing mountains, flying gliders and windsurfing. I also love to travel, learn languages and experience new cultures and cuisines.

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS

I enjoy working in a dynamic and creative environment, developing new ideas in collaboration with colleagues and sharing my knowledge through teaching. I am interested in the application of new ideas and technologies, and the evaluation and improvement of existing measures.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

For my MRes research I would very interested to collaborate with national and regional organisations working on forecasing, conflict prevention and early-warning systems.

For my PhD research I am interested in collaborating with organisations involved with the use of ICT for enhancing resilience and deployment of resources in crisis situations.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Stones, E. and Wilkinson, H. (2009) "Evaluation Report on Street-Based Team Pilot", commissioned by UK Government as part of the Youth Crime Action Plan
Rinkel, S. Ndego, B., Ciappi, S., Poulton, R., and Stones, E., "Study to Identify Support to Anti-Drug Organised Crime Project under the 10th EDF," commissioned by the European Commission Delegation, Nigeria

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

The Warning-Response-Gap in Prevening Violent Conflict Conference, London (September 2011)

Peace and Conflict Studies in Anthropology (PACSA) Conference, Cyprus (September 2011)

5th International Crime Science Conference, London (July 2011)

Combined Effect Resiliance Workshop, London (April 2010)

5th European Security Research Conference, Ostende, Belgium (October 2010)

UCL Security and Crime Research Network Conference, London (December 2010)

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Biennial Conference, Maynooth, Ireland (August 2010)