Professor Brandon Hamber

The John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace

School/Department
School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5500
Email
b.hamber@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MD142
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Professor Brandon Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University. He is also a member of the Transitional Justice Institute at the university, and is an Honorary Professor of the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.  He has consulted to a range of community groups, policy initiatives and government bodies in Northern Ireland and South Africa.  He has undertaken consulting and research work, and participated in various peace and reconciliation initiatives in Liberia, Mozambique, Bosnia, the Basque Country and Sierra Leone, among others. He has written extensively on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the psychological implications of political violence, masculinity, and the process of transition and reconciliation in South Africa, Northern Ireland and abroad.  He has published some 30 journal articles, over 25 book chapters and 4 books.

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. 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). 

Transforming Societies after Political Violence: Truth, Reconciliation, and Mental Health was published by Springer in 2009, and republished in Spanish by Ediciones Bellaterra.

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.

Transformar las sociedades después de la violencia política. Verdad, reconciliación y salud mental. / Hamber, Brandon.

Barcelona : Springer / Edicions Bellaterra, 2011. 300 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

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Have no doubt it is fear in the land: An exploration of the continuing cycles of violence in South Africa. / Hamber, Brandon.

In: South African Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol. 12(1), 2000, p. 5-18.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Have no doubt it is fear in the land: An exploration of the continuing cycles of violence in South Africa. / Hamber, Brandon.

In: Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, Vol. 7, No. 1-2, 1999, p. 13-128.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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A Place for Reconciliation? Conflict and Locality in Northern Ireland. / Kelly, Grainne; Hamber, Brandon.

Democratic Dialogue, 2005. 80 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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Masculinity and Transition: Crisis or Confusion in South Africa? / Hamber, Brandon.

In: Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol. 5, No. 3, 01.10.2010, p. 75-88.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Utopian Dreams or Practical Possibilities? The Challenges of Evaluating the Impact of Memorialization in Societies in Transition. / Hamber, Brandon; Ševčenko, Liz; Ereshnee, Naidu.

In: International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.11.2010, p. 397-420.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Perspectives and Possibilities: Mental Health in post-Agreement Northern Ireland. / Gallagher, Elizabeth; Hamber, Brandon; Joy, Elaine.

In: Shared Space: A research journal on peace, conflict and community relations in Northern Ireland, Vol. 13, 01.03.2012, p. 63-78.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Psychological Impact of Truth Commissions. / Hamber, Brandon.

Encyclopaedia of Peace Psychology. Vol. III Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. p. 1151-1155.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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"If They Don't Start Listening to Us, the Future is Going to Look the Same as the Past": Young People and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. / Magill, Clare; Hamber, Brandon.

In: Youth & Society, Vol. 43, No. 2, 01.06.2011, p. 509=-527.

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Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay. / Hamber, Brandon.

In: Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007, p. 1-22.

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