School of Social and Political Science

Ian Russell

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Research Fellow

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22 George Square

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Current Work

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher on the METRO project, which focuses on the rise of quantification as a key tool in the production of knowledge for transnational governance.

Previous Research

My doctoral research analysed the role that universities play in post-war environments. In particular, it examined how experiences of conflict and crisis are embodied in university communities and how that influences the ability of universities to engage with issues of conflict, peace, and social change. Fieldwork for the project was carried out in Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka.

I have also previously worked on research projects related to the conduct of vaccination ceasefires in armed conflict, reparations and DDR processes after conflict, and knowledge production in African Studies. 


PhD International Development, University of Edinburgh (Perfect Storm Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship)
MSc International Development, University of Edinburgh
BA (Hons.), MSci Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge

Research interests

Research interests

Knowledge production, Education, Peace and conflict, Post-conflict societies, Post-conflict reconstruction, Higher education, Pedagogy and politics, Knowledge and development

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Russell I, Wise L, Badanjak S. Shots for peace? Vaccination ceasefires and the fight against Covid-19. 2021.
Russell I, Wise L, Badanjak S. Breathing Space: Vaccination Ceasefires in Armed Conflict. Political Settlements Research Programme, 2021. 68 p.