Ryerson Christie is a Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies. His research focuses on the interaction between local communities, NGOs and the state. Drawing on primary research using qualitative and ethnographic methods his work has sought to identify how security practices have altered relations between communities and states. His research currently explores both peacebuilding and disaster management in insecure spaces. His work has received funding from the Canadian Government’s Security and Defence Forum (a Doctoral Fellowship), the Canadian Consortium for Human Security (a CCHS Doctoral Fellowship), and he is currently working on a EU Framework 7 project (VUELCO), which involves fieldwork in communities at risk from natural hazards to determine mechanisms to improve local community capacity building and resilience.
Local capacity-building strategies
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices
Dissemination and communication
Ethics and data protection
The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.