Personal profile


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. I thrive in a team of many faiths and backgrounds where work  is based on shared values and critical analysis, and is impact-oriented. As the leader of the research group in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation I am keen to develop understanding of how nonviolent actions can achieve strategic goals and transform conflict based on inclusive political processes.


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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resistance Social Sciences
Palestinian Social Sciences
dictatorship Social Sciences
testimony Social Sciences
Israeli Social Sciences
research Social Sciences
persistence Social Sciences
Israel Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2017

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


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