• Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

  • 260 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile


Professor Brandon Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE). He is also a member of the Transitional Justice Institute at the university, and is a Visiting Professor of the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has undertaken consulting and research work, and participated in various peace and reconciliation initiatives in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Liberia, Mozambique, Bosnia, Colombia, the Basque Country and Sierra Leone, among others. He has published some 30 journal articles, over 25 book chapters and 4 books. Transforming Societies after Political Violence: Truth, Reconciliation, and Mental Health was published by Springer in 2009, and republished in Spanish by Ediciones Bellaterra. In 2015, with Springer he published Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding (Editors: Hamber and Elizabeth Gallagher) and Healing and Change in the City of Gold: Case Studies of Coping and Support in Johannesburg (Editors: Ingrid Palmary, Hamber, Lorena Núñez). In 2010-2013 he was a Mellon Distinguished Visiting Scholar at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He has been awarded The Paul Harris medal for contributions to peace by Rotary (2013), and was listed as one of the Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction by the Action on Armed Violence Network (2013/2014). Professor Hamber is a board member of Healing Through Remembering (Northern Ireland) and Impunity Watch (Netherlands). He is on the Society Advisory Group of the British Council.

Education/Academic qualification


Bachelor, University of the Witwatersrand

Master, University of the Witwatersrand

External positions

Peer Review College, AHRC

Advisory Group, British Council

Peer Review College, ESRC

Board Member, Healing Through Remembering

Board Member, Impunity Watch


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Politics
  • Peace Processes
  • Peacebuilding
  • Conflict Studies
  • BF Psychology
  • Psychosocial
  • Trauma
  • Violence
  • K Law (General)
  • Transitional Justice

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    Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding

    Hamber, B. (ed.) & Gallagher, E. (ed.), 30 Nov 2014, Springer. 356 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  • Prizes

  • Action on Armed Violence Network Top 100

    Brandon Hamber (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    Conversation on Online Research Ethics and Governance

    Rory O'Connell (Participant), Nick Curry (Participant), Catherine O'Rourke (Participant), Maire Braniff (Participant), Brandon Hamber (Participant)
    26 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    The need for a trauma informed approach to address the conflict's legacy

    Brandon Hamber (Chair)
    18 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Breaking Binary History

    Brandon Hamber (Chair)
    7 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Masculinities: Women, Peace and Security Online Seminar

    Brandon Hamber (Speaker)
    3 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


    The Uses of the Historical Method in Conflicted Societies: Understanding Historical Clarification Commissions

    Author: Palli-Aspero, C., Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Grant, A. (Supervisor), Braniff, M. (Supervisor) & Hamber, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Theorising the Practical Wisdom of Grassroots and Civil Society Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland (1965 to 2015)

    Author: Stanton, E., May 2018

    Supervisor: Morrow, D. (Supervisor), Hamber, B. (Supervisor) & Kelly, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    The police process : accountability and external civilian oversight of policing reform in Northern Ireland

    Author: Kearney, C., May 2018

    Supervisor: Byrne, J. (Supervisor), Hamber, B. (Supervisor) & Gormley-Heenan, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    The Justice-Reconciliation Nexus in Israel/Palestine: Mapping a Transitional Framework amid Settler Colonialism

    Author: Afana, R., Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Ni Aolain, F. (Supervisor), Rooney, E. (Supervisor) & Hamber, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Men and Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda

    Author: Schulz, P., Dec 2017

    Supervisor: Mallinder, L. (Supervisor), Hamber, B. (Supervisor) & Ni Aolain, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis