Dr Catherine Turner is a lecturer at Durham Law School. She is a member of the Durham Global Security Institute, and the Law and Global Justice Research Cluster in Durham Law School.
Catherine’s research focuses on international law and conflict. She writes on issues of post-conflict reconstruction, with a particular emphasis on ensuring effective participation in negotiation processes. She is the Guest Editor of a special section of Global Policy on the theme of Law and Negotiation in Conflict, bringing together academics and policy makers to explore how peace negotiations can be made more inclusive. During Epiphany term 2016 Catherine spent time as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Global and International Studies at the Elliot School of International Affairs in Washington DC. While there she conducted research on the role of women as mediators under the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. This research builds on her background in mediation in Northern Ireland and her experience training women in mediation and dialogue skills to prepare them for participation in peace negotiations. Catherine is a member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and contributes to their UN Women Working Group to promote the role of women as mediators.