Dr. Catherine Turner is an academic, trainer and consultant who advocates for greater use of inclusive 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. She has extensive experience as a practitioner, trainer and facilitator in mediation and good relations both in Northern Ireland and internationally. She has designed and delivered bespoke training in women’s leadership in peace mediation, as well as training and facilitation in transitional justice and peace mediation for women from conflict-affected states across the world.
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 Co-Chair of the Board of Belfast based NGO Mediation Northern Ireland.