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Dr Patricia Sellick is an experienced practitioner who has worked for Minority Rights Group International, Save the Children Alliance, Voluntary Service Overseas, and both UK and US Quaker organisations. She has lived and worked in the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa designing, developing and managing programmes in conflict affected areas. She has also conducted research on Muslim Housing Experiences in the UK for the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Housing Corporation. She has a PhD in Peace Studies from Bradford University.

Area of Expertise:

The role of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in areas of violent conflict with particular interest in the relationship between INGOs and the people directly affected by violent conflict. My geographical areas of expertise are Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa.

Research Interests

Nonviolence and conflict transformation

Vision Statement


I am motivated by my experience of working with people living with conflict across the Middle East, Central Asia and Horn of Africa as well as in the UK. As a member of the research group in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation I am keen to develop understanding of the margin of agency for individuals to deal with conflict and transform power relations without recourse to violence. I understand violence can be both coercive and intersubjective. This has led me to research issues such as the way that individuals will put their own lives on the line, the way in which people act in solidarity with each other, and the way in which people tell stories of the past. Since March 2020 I have been the Course Director for the MA Peace and Conflict Studies and I welcome the opportunity to engage with practitioner students.


Education/Academic qualification

Peace Studies, Doctorate, University of Bradford

Sep 1997Sep 2000

Area Studies Near and Middle East , MA, SOAS, University of London


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  • Research Output

    • 4 Citations
    • 1 h-Index
    • 3 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review

    From nonviolent practice toward a theory of political power

    Sellick, P., 2 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Power. 13, 1, p. 41-59 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 'Boots on the Ground': walking in occupied Palestinian territory

    Sellick, P., 24 Oct 2019, In : Mobilities. 14, 6, p. 875-889 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Richard Falk. Palestine's Horizon: Towards a Just Peace

    Sellick, P., 8 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Peace and Change. 43, 2, p. 250-252 3 p., PECH12289.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Everyday resistance among Palestinians living in Israel 1948-1966

    Sellick, P. & Darweish, M., 25 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Power. 10, 3, p. 353-370 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    Human Rights as a Tool for Conflict Transformation: The Cases of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement and Local Unarmed Popular Resistance

    Sellick, P. & Sánchez, A., 28 Nov 2016, Conflict Transformation and the Palestinians: The Dynamics of Peace and Justice under Occupation. Ozerdem, A., Thiessen, C. & Mufid, Q. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 82-97 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Citation (Scopus)