Ryerson Christie

EU-CIVCAP Staff Co-Investigator


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.


Work Packages

WP1: LEAD

Consortium management

WP6: SUPPORT

Local capacity-building strategies

WP7: LEARN

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices

WP8: SHARE

Dissemination and communication

WP9: SAFEGUARD

Ethics and data protection


Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

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.