Dr Lindsey K Horner

Lecturer in Education in International Development


My field of research and teaching is Education and International Development, specialising in critical peace education, peacebuilding education and participatory research. My doctoral research explored critical peace education as the interactions of a multifarious understanding of peace and practices to facilitate moving these understandings forward (the work of translating peace) in conflict effected communities in Mindanao.The commitment to social justice, ethics and participant representation found in my seminal research form the foundation of my research commitment and driving motivation behind my research trajectory to date, which has seen me progress onto contributions to research projects exploring the theoretical resources, processes and benefits of co- designed/constructed/produced research and the role of teachers in peacebuilding.

My current interests are in education and peacebuilding, education and conflict, social justice and postdevelopment initiatives and theory. I have experience in qualitiative research methodologies, particularly specialising in ethnography, co-consructed and participatory research and arts-dased methods.


Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Bristol

Research Methods, Master of Education, University of Bristol

Education and Development, Master of Education, University of Bristol

Postgraduate teaching

I teach on the Education MSc within the Comparative Education and International Development pathway

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

I am interested in supervising the following topics and methodologies:

  • Education and development
  • Peacebuilding education
  • Peace education
  • Education and conflict
  • Postdevelopment approaches
  • Popular education/community organising (in developing contexts)
  • Arts-based research methods
  • Participatory research methods
  • Ethnography

Current PhD students supervised

Priyambada Seal - The impact of the climate crisis on school education: Perspectives and voices of adolescent tribal girls in India (working title)

Selin Korkmaz -  Jock Tamson’s New Bairns: Syrian Refugee Children in Scottish Schools (working title)

 Ozelm Kocyigit - Critical Peace Education in Northern Kurdistan: Exploring peace, violence and possibilities for conflict resolution through teachers' resistance (working title).

Joshua E. T. Watters - Internationalisation and cultural hegemonisation and international schools (working title).

Yuemiao MaCitizenship education embedded in Model United Nations (working title).

Giulia Carozzi - Living a legitimate space (working title).


Past PhD students supervised

Raúl Yesid Páez Cubides - Peacebuilding from Multiple Voices: Understanding the Potential of Education in the Transformation of Colombian Society