Tim Archer

Social Science Fellow

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BA Philosophy & Anthropology (Lancaster University)
MA Conflict Resolution (University of Bradford)
M.Phil. Educational Research (University of Cambridge)
PhD. Education (University of Cambridge)


Tim Archer is a ‘pracademic’ of peace and conflict processes with extensive academic and practitioner experience as an educator, conflict worker, and researcher.

He has worked in a variety of international post war environments as well as domestic community development settings on topics including peace, conflict resolution, community peacebuilding, international development, and education.

Tim completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge researching approaches to peace education in relation masculinity/ies. He particularly advocates alternative, ‘elicitive’, affective, and reflexive epistemologies to education and peacebuilding, and tries to maintain synergy with these values in everything he does.

A current research focus of Tim’s is how to support educators, researchers, and peace workers to develop dispositions for being in and working with conflict; as well as conflict sensitive and systems approaches to individual and structural change.

In his spare time, Tim is a keen outdoorsman and survival instructor, martial arts practitioner, Search and Rescue volunteer, and above all, avid tea drinker.

Tim is looking forward to the innovative approach to education at Quest as well as being able to get onto the water or into the mountains as often as possible, but usually not without a tea in hand.

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