DR Annabel McGoldrick

Annabel McGoldrick

Ph D, MA, Dip. Psych.; Dip Journalism; Bsc Hons Economics.

Dr Annabel McGoldrick is an academic, advocate, activist, peace journalist and psychotherapist. She is a part-time lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, and a Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. As a TV news reporter, Annabel worked for SBS World News Australia; Yorkshire TV in the UK and a producer for BBC radio in the UK. She has filmed, edited and produced several television documentaries and she has just completed her PhD on the Evolving Case for Peace Journalism. Annabel is also a practising clinical psychotherapist with more than a decade’s experience in working with clients one-on-one.


  • PACS6914 Conflict-resolving Media (with Jake Lynch) since the year 2000 (current)
  • PACS6921 Peace of Mind: Psychology of Peace (current)
  • PACS6929 Information Interventions in Conflict (2011)

Full Publications List:

  • Galtung, Johan; Lynch, Jake & McGoldrick, Annabel (2006) Reporteando Conflictos. Mexico City: Montiel & Soriano Editores.
  • Lynch, Jake & McGoldrick, Annabel (2005) Peace Journalism. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
Book Chapters:
  • McGoldrick, Annabel (2011) Empathy and ethics: Journalistic representation and its consequences. In Jake Lynch, Ibrahim Shaw & Robert A. Hackett (Eds.), Expanding peace journalism: comparative and critical approaches, 121-143. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel, Jake Lynch & Alex Russell (2011), Political spectacle and immigration: Media representations of asylum seekers during the ‘war on terrorism, in Media and terrorism: Global Perspectives, edited by Des Freedman & Daya Thussu, 271-288. London: Sage.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel & Jake Lynch (2010) "A global standard for reporting conflict and peace". In Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, edited by Richard Keeble, John Tulloch and Florian Zollmann, 87-104. New York: Peter Lang inc.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel & Jake Lynch (2010) "How to improve reporting of the war in Afghanistan: Feminise it!". In Afghanistan War and the Media: Deadlines and Frontlines, edited by John Mair and Richard Keeble, 133-145. Bury St Edmunds: Arima.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel (2015) “Review of Performing democracy in Iraq and South Africa: Gender, media and resistance by Kimberly Wedeven Segall” (2013) New York: Syracuse University Press. Journal of Peace Education, Vol 12 (in press).
  • McGoldrick, Annabel & Jake Lynch (2014) “Merging results from a four country audience research study on responses to peace journalism”, Journalism Studies (in press).
  • McGoldrick, Annabel & Jake Lynch (2013) “Responses to Peace Journalism”, Journalism: theory, practice and criticism, Vol 14, no 8, pp 1041-1058.
    McGoldrick, Annabel & Jake Lynch (2012) “Reframing South African TV news as Peace Journalism”, Communicare: Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, Vol 31 no 2, pp 78-98.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel (2011) “Peace journalism produces more hope and empathy in Filipino audiences”, Tambara, Vol 28, pp 43-80.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel (2008) “Psychological effects of war journalism and Peace Journalism”, Peace and Policy 13: pp 86-98.
  • McGoldrick, Annabel (2006) “War Journalism and 'Objectivity'”, Conflict & Communication Online 5 (2).
Presentations (Recent):
  • Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, as part of the 2014/15 research seminar series. December 10, 2014.
  • CARC Thematic Research Programme on Diasporas and Securitisation, Workshop, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, December 2, 2013.
  • Conflict Research Society conference, Essex, UK, September 19, 2013.
  • Winner Third place: Three Minute Thesis, Sydney University, September 5, 2012.
  • Youngpress, Antwerp, Belguim, October 24, 2011 (keynote speaker).
  • Women in Psychology, Windsor, UK July 14, 2010.
  • International Peace Research Association, Sydney July 7, 2010.

Lynch, Jake & McGoldrick, Annabel (2012), Peace Journalism in Mexico.

McGoldrick, Annabel (2007), exclusive filmed report about the activities of Australian mining companies in the southern Philippines on Channel Nine TV, Sunday.

Lynch, Jake & McGoldrick, Annabel (2007), Peace Journalism in the Philippines.

Lynch, Jake & McGoldrick, Annabel (2004), News from the Holy Land (Hawthorn Press and Films for the Humanities, 2004).

(1999) Against the War, producer credit on BBC documentary, presented by playwright Harold Pinter, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

Peace Journalism Trainings

1999 & 2000: Indonesia, various journalist trainings funded by British Council.

2005, 2006 & 2007: Philippines, various journalist trainings funded by British Council and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Commonwealth Government).

2006: Bethlehem, West Bank funded by the Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation.

2003: Nepal funded by GTZ (German agency for technical cooperation).

2000: Armenia funded by Council of Europe.

1998 and 2003: Norway for Oslo University College.