Dr Wendy Lambourne

BSc (Melb), MAIR (ANU), PhD (Sydney)
Deputy Director, Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

K01 - Mackie Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Wendy Lambourne is Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Research Coordinator and Deputy Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She has been involved with the Centre for more than 20 years and from 2003-2013 was the Director of the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program.
Dr Lambourne represents the University of Sydney in the WUN Transformative Justice network. She has served as the co-convenor of the Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission of the International Peace Research Association since 2006, and was formerly on the Executive of the International Studies Association Peace Studies Section. She has been a visiting scholar with swisspeace, Oxford Transitional Justice Research, International Center for Transitional Justice in Cape Town, Center for Peace Research and Strategic Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
In addition to her PhD from the University of Sydney, Dr Lambourne holds postgraduate degrees in International Relations and International Law from the Australian National University, and an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Melbourne. She worked previously with the Peace Research Centre, Australian National University, and as National Manager of RESULTS Australia, an aid and development advocacy organisation.

See the curriculum vitae available for download above top right, with full details on teaching and professional activities, publications, and research.

Research interests

Find out more about Wendy's research, here.

  • Transitional Justice
  • Peacebuilding
  • Reconciliation
  • Trauma Healing
  • Restorative Justice
  • Genocide
  • United Nations
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Asia/Pacific

Teaching and supervision

Areas of teaching and research supervision

Current Teaching: Postgraduate

  • PACS6915 - Human Rights, Peace and Justice (core unit)
  • PACS6931 - Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice (capstone unit)
  • PACS6902 - Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation (core unit)
  • PACS6901 - United Nations, Peace and Security
  • PACS6904/5 - Dissertation Parts 1 and 2

Past Teaching: Postgraduate

  • PACS6911 - Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (core unit)
  • PACS6921 - Peace of Mind: The Psychology of Peace (core unit)
  • PACS6917 - Religion, War and Peace
  • PACS6927 - Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Past Teaching: Undergraduate

  • PACS2002 - History and Politics of War and Peace

Supervision

Current PhD

Supervisor

  • Narelle Fletcher,Translating the Unspeakable: An Analysis of the Terminology and Narrative Strategies of Rwandans to Speak of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda.
  • Peter McArdle Practical Paths to Peacebuilding in Water Conflict
  • Patrice Nyembo Access and equity in counselling for Australia's African Great Lakes community war survivors: Prospective milestones toward peace and reconciliation

Associate Supervisor

  • Judith Hermann (James Cook University), How Does Transitional Justice Meet the Needs of Female Victims of Sexual Violence? The Case of Rwanda and the Gacaca Process.

Current DSocSci

Supervisor

  • Zoe Bedford,Does aid to Burma conflict zones bring communities closer towards peace?
  • Scott Hearnden, Developing a Culture of Peace and Human Rights through Civil Society within Sri Lanka
  • Nimalan Karthikeyan,Demilitarisation, Democratisation and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka

Past PhD

Supervisor

  • Lydia Gitau,An Exploration of Trauma Interventions and Building Peace: A Case Study of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.
  • Eyal Mayroz,From the Genocide Convention to Darfur: The Role of the United States in Efforts and Failures to Halt Genocide
  • Vivianna Rodriguez Carreon,Empowerment Formation: Women’s Agency for Participation in Decision Making within the Poverty and Conflict Context Case of Rural Peru
  • Annabel McGoldrick,The Evolving Case for Peace Journalism
  • James Tonny Dhizaala,The Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Contribution to Peace and Reconciliation
  • Annie Herro,A United Nations Emergency Peace Service: An ambitious idea whose time has come?
  • Camellia Webb-Gannon,Birds of a Feather: Conflict and Unity within West Papua’s Independence Movement
  • David Penklis,Implications of the 1993 to 2008 Burundi Peace Process for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

Associate Supervisor

  • Rachael Hart ,United Nations Peacebuilding Policies: Contesting the Neoliberal Paradigm
  • Thushara Dibley, Peacebuilding Partnerships: North/South NGO Relations in Aceh and Timor Leste

Past Master of Arts (Research)

Supervisor

  • David Lacey,The Role of Humiliation in Collective Political Violence
  • Andrea Ottina,Government Response to Political Activism: Conflict between the Public and the State, Genoa 2001
  • Silje Gerhardsen,Drawn Wells Have Sweetest Water: How Scarce Natural Resources May Internationalise Internal Wars: The Case of Sudan, Egypt, and the Nile

Current research students

Project title Research student
Access and equity in counselling for Australia's great lakes community war survivors: Prospective milestones toward peace and reconciliation Patrice NYEMBO

Current projects

Current research projects:

  1. Dealing with the Past: Trauma Healing, Transitional Justice and Transformative Peacebuilding in Rwanda and Burundi – exploring how local community level interventions to promote trauma healing and reconciliation contribute to transitional justice and peacebuilding after genocide and other mass violence.
  2. A Survey of Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions for Refugees in Australia and their Impact on Trauma Healing and Social Cohesion – investigating psychosocial intervention methods used to support refugees in Australia to deal with past trauma and promote community building and social cohesion
  3. Restorative Justice and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – researching the potential for restorative justice in the context of spiritual and moral harm caused by historical institutional child sexual abuse.

Other recent projects:

  1. Making Transitional Justice Work for Women: Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women in Northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo – a major collaborative research project with the Sydney Law School, University of Technology Sydney and ActionAID Australia. More information available here.
  2. Memorialisation and Reconciliation After Genocide: Rwanda 20 years On - explored the impact of memorialisation on reconciliation after genocide in Rwanda and the Rwandan diaspora community in Australia.

Associations

  • International Peace Research Association: Co-Convenor, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission
  • International Studies Association: member of Human Rights and Peace Studies sections

Selected grants

2015

  • Power and Accountability Network; Enfield N, Bednarek M, Dar-Nimrod I, Goggin G, High H, Hobbins P, Lambourne W, Mahboob A, Martin J, Piper N, West C; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Faculty Incentive Funding.

2014

  • Transformative Gender Justice: A Global Symposium; Shackel R, Lambourne W, Scanlon H, Boesten J, Fiske L, Angir C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2013

  • Making Transitional Justice Work for Women: Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women in Northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo; Shackel R, Lambourne W, Fiske L; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Australian Development Research Awards.

2012

  • Law and Society; Beem B, Crofts T, Hendrischke H, Howard-Wagner D, Humphrey M, Lambourne W, Lee M, Macdonald G, Martin G, O'Brien K, O'Malley P, Park S, Piper N, Scott Bray R, Van Krieken R, Winter B; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2005

  • Multiple approaches to justice and reconciliation: Rwanda and the Gacaca Trials; Lambourne W; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Lambourne, W., Niyonzima, D. (2016). Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Violence: Psychosocial Approaches to Healing and Reconciliation in Burundi. In Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Eds.), Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory, (pp. 291-307). Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
  • Lambourne, W. (2016). International Law: To End the Scourge of War.. and to Build a Just Peace? In Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Jasmin Ramovic (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace, (pp. 247-258). Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2016). Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: The Missing Link in Transitional Justice. In Kerry Clamp (Eds.), Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings, (pp. 56-73). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2014). Transformative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. In Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Teresa Koloma Beck, Christian Braun, Friederike Mieth (Eds.), Transitional Justice Theories, (pp. 19-39). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lambourne, W. (2012). Outreach, Inreach and Civil Society Participation in Transitional Justice. In Nicola Palmer, Phil Clark, Danielle Granville, et al (Eds.), Critical perspectives in transitional justice, (pp. 235-261). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia NV.
  • Lambourne, W. (2010). Transitional Justice after Mass Violence: Reconciling Retributive and Restorative Justice. In Helen Irving, Jacqueline Mowbray and Kevin Walton (Eds.), Julius Stone: A Study in Influence, (pp. 214-237). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Lambourne, W. (2010). Unfinished Business: The Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation in East Timor. In Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper (Eds.), The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study, (pp. 195-207). USA: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Lambourne, W. (2006). Justice in the Aftermath of Mass Crimes: International Law and Peacebuilding. In Ustinia Dolgopol & Judith Gardam (Eds.), The Challenge of Conflict: International Law Responds, (pp. 261-279). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.
  • Lambourne, W. (2001). Justice and reconciliation: postconflict peacebuilding in Cambodia and Rwanda. In Mohammed Abu-Nimer (Eds.), Reconciliation, Coexistence and Justice in Interethnic Conflict: Theory and Practice. United States: Lexington Books.

Journals

  • Lambourne, W., Rodriguez Carreon, V. (2016). Engendering Transitional Justice: A Transformative Approach to Building Peace and Attaining Human Rights for Women. Human Rights Review, 17(1), 71-93. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2014). What are the Pillars of Transitional Justice? The United Nations, Civil Society and the Justice Cascade in Burundi. Macquarie Law Journal, 13, 41-60.
  • Lambourne, W. (2013). Justice After Genocide: Impunity and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Genocide Studies and Prevention, 8(2), 29-43. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W., Gitau, L. (2013). Psychosocial Interventions, Peacebuilding and Development in Rwanda. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 8(3), 23-36. [More Information]
  • Herro, A., Lambourne, W., Penklis, D. (2009). Peacekeeping and peace enforcement in Africa: The potential contribution of a UN Emergency Peace Service. African Security Review, 18(1), 49-62.
  • Lambourne, W. (2009). Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding After Mass Violence. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 3(1), 28-48. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W., Herro, A. (2008). Peacebuilding theory and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: implications for non-UN interventions. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 275-289. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2008). Towards Sustainable Peace and Development in Sierra Leone: Civil Society and the Peacebuilding Commission. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 4(2), 47-59.
  • Lambourne, W. (2007). Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. Australia and the United Nations: A Report Card, Annual report 2007, 27-32.
  • Lambourne, W. (2004). Post-Conflict Peacebuilding; Meeting Human Needs For Justice And Reconciliation. Peace, Conflict and Development, 4, ONLINE-ONLINE.

Conferences

  • Lambourne, W. (2008). The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Justice for Genocide in Cambodia? 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ 2008), Sydney: University of Sydney Library.
  • Lambourne, W. (2001). Responding to genocide in Rwanda and East Timor: prevention and prosecution. 2001 Rethinking Humanitarianism Conference, St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland.

Reference Works

  • Lambourne, W. (2013). Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation / Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação de Timor Leste (East Timor). Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge Press.

2016

  • Lambourne, W., Niyonzima, D. (2016). Breaking Cycles of Trauma and Violence: Psychosocial Approaches to Healing and Reconciliation in Burundi. In Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Eds.), Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory, (pp. 291-307). Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
  • Lambourne, W., Rodriguez Carreon, V. (2016). Engendering Transitional Justice: A Transformative Approach to Building Peace and Attaining Human Rights for Women. Human Rights Review, 17(1), 71-93. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2016). International Law: To End the Scourge of War.. and to Build a Just Peace? In Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Jasmin Ramovic (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace, (pp. 247-258). Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2016). Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: The Missing Link in Transitional Justice. In Kerry Clamp (Eds.), Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings, (pp. 56-73). Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]

2014

  • Lambourne, W. (2014). Transformative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. In Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Teresa Koloma Beck, Christian Braun, Friederike Mieth (Eds.), Transitional Justice Theories, (pp. 19-39). Oxon: Routledge.
  • Lambourne, W. (2014). What are the Pillars of Transitional Justice? The United Nations, Civil Society and the Justice Cascade in Burundi. Macquarie Law Journal, 13, 41-60.

2013

  • Lambourne, W. (2013). Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation / Comissão de Acolhimento, Verdade e Reconciliação de Timor Leste (East Timor). Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge Press.
  • Lambourne, W. (2013). Justice After Genocide: Impunity and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Genocide Studies and Prevention, 8(2), 29-43. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W., Gitau, L. (2013). Psychosocial Interventions, Peacebuilding and Development in Rwanda. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 8(3), 23-36. [More Information]

2012

  • Lambourne, W. (2012). Outreach, Inreach and Civil Society Participation in Transitional Justice. In Nicola Palmer, Phil Clark, Danielle Granville, et al (Eds.), Critical perspectives in transitional justice, (pp. 235-261). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia NV.

2010

  • Lambourne, W. (2010). Transitional Justice after Mass Violence: Reconciling Retributive and Restorative Justice. In Helen Irving, Jacqueline Mowbray and Kevin Walton (Eds.), Julius Stone: A Study in Influence, (pp. 214-237). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Lambourne, W. (2010). Unfinished Business: The Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation in East Timor. In Lilian A. Barria and Steven D. Roper (Eds.), The Development of Institutions of Human Rights: A Comparative Study, (pp. 195-207). USA: Palgrave Macmillan.

2009

  • Herro, A., Lambourne, W., Penklis, D. (2009). Peacekeeping and peace enforcement in Africa: The potential contribution of a UN Emergency Peace Service. African Security Review, 18(1), 49-62.
  • Lambourne, W. (2009). Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding After Mass Violence. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 3(1), 28-48. [More Information]

2008

  • Lambourne, W., Herro, A. (2008). Peacebuilding theory and the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: implications for non-UN interventions. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 275-289. [More Information]
  • Lambourne, W. (2008). The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Justice for Genocide in Cambodia? 25th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ 2008), Sydney: University of Sydney Library.
  • Lambourne, W. (2008). Towards Sustainable Peace and Development in Sierra Leone: Civil Society and the Peacebuilding Commission. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 4(2), 47-59.

2007

  • Lambourne, W. (2007). Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding. Australia and the United Nations: A Report Card, Annual report 2007, 27-32.

2006

  • Lambourne, W. (2006). Justice in the Aftermath of Mass Crimes: International Law and Peacebuilding. In Ustinia Dolgopol & Judith Gardam (Eds.), The Challenge of Conflict: International Law Responds, (pp. 261-279). Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff.

2004

  • Lambourne, W. (2004). Post-Conflict Peacebuilding; Meeting Human Needs For Justice And Reconciliation. Peace, Conflict and Development, 4, ONLINE-ONLINE.

2001

  • Lambourne, W. (2001). Justice and reconciliation: postconflict peacebuilding in Cambodia and Rwanda. In Mohammed Abu-Nimer (Eds.), Reconciliation, Coexistence and Justice in Interethnic Conflict: Theory and Practice. United States: Lexington Books.
  • Lambourne, W. (2001). Responding to genocide in Rwanda and East Timor: prevention and prosecution. 2001 Rethinking Humanitarianism Conference, St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland.

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