As a nexus for research in the areas of peace and conflict studies, the Centre for Peace, Conflict and Mediation develops ethical, inclusive, just and culturally sensitive theories and practices of conflict resolution and peace building. Our research benefits diverse people and communities, both locally and around the world.
Research at the centre focuses on:
- Transforming local conflict: domestic, family, school and workplace violence and bullying
- Including cross-cultural differences: multicultural identities and citizenship; equality, rights and justice
- Practicing mediation: comparative dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation and restorative justice
- Building peace: international conflicts; peace, security and reconciliation
We develop different approaches to conflict transformation for use in different contexts. To this end, our research covers models for workable relationships; cross-cultural comparisons of mediation and restorative justice; inclusive, just analyses of plural identities; and ideas and practices regarding conflict, coexistence, interdependence, security and reconciliation.
We welcome new partnerships with industry, the community, researchers and postgraduate students and invite visits from international and national researchers with mutual interests.
The CPCM is a research concentration of the Hawke Research Institute.