Dr Annette Idler Highly Commended in O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards


Dr Annette Idler, Pembroke Senior Research Fellow and Director of Studies at the Changing Character of War Programme, has received a 'Highly Commended' Award at the inaugural O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards for her work on the Changing Character of Conflict: Violent Non-State Actors and Borderlands.

The O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards is a collaborative initiative between the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, the Open University and Oxford Brookes University to foster and celebrate achievements in social science research beyond academia. 

A main objective of the Changing Character of Conflict project is to create a knowledge-based platform for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and the wider public to understand the changing character of conflict. The impact of this work is increasingly important in light of our global, changing security landscape.

Dr Idler’s work focuses on the Colombian Peace Process and the role of non-violent state groups in evolving climates of conflict, security and transnational organised crime. Her research combines ethnographic fieldwork with wider theoretical debates on security. This ‘glocal’ approach to people-centred security has aided major partners in the Colombian Peace Process, reducing conflict and civilian suffering in Colombia and other conflict zones; more widely, it has shaped ongoing debates surrounding wider conflicts.

Find out more about the O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards here