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
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.
Find out more about Wendy's research, here.
- Transitional Justice
- Trauma Healing
- Restorative Justice
- United Nations
- Sub-Saharan Africa
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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 research projects:
- 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.
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- International Peace Research Association: Co-Convenor, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission
- International Studies Association: member of Human Rights and Peace Studies sections
- 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.
- Transformative Gender Justice: A Global Symposium; Shackel R, Lambourne W, Scanlon H, Boesten J, Fiske L, Angir C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Multiple approaches to justice and reconciliation: Rwanda and the Gacaca Trials; Lambourne W; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.