Hilary Cremin

University of Cambridge, UK

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Hilary Cremin is a Senior Lecturer who researches and teaches in the areas of education, conflict and peace in schools and communities internationally. She has worked in the public, private and voluntary sector as a school teacher, educational consultant, project coordinator and academic. She is a byefellow and Director of Studies for Education at Fitzwilliam College and is the Manager of the Masters programme in the Faculty.

Hilary has carried out research projects funded by the Society for Educational Studies, the ESRC, the British Academy and the EPSRC. She has worked with colleagues from Nottingham University and Edinburgh University on a seminar series exploring Restorative Approaches to conflict in schools, and she has recently travelled to Brazil, Australia and Cyprus to develop approaches for transforming conflict and violence in schools.  She has a growing interest in arts-based methodologies in educational research including photo-voice, poetry and autoethnography.

Before moving to Cambridge University in October 2008 she worked at Leicester University School of Education.  In the 12 years before going into the higher education sector, Hilary set up and ran Catalyst Conflict and Change Limited, a company which specialised in conflict resolution training for adults and children. Through Catalyst, Hilary worked with various adult and community groups and in hundreds of primary and secondary schools throughout the UK. She has worked as a community mediator, mediating both neighbour and family disputes.  She continues to be involved in the promotion and delivery of this exciting area of work, especially conflict transformation and peace-building work in schools.

Recent publications she co-authored include: Positive Peace in Schools: Tackling conflict and creating a culture of peace in the classroom (2016)Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools: International perspectives on managing relationships in the classroom (2014), and Debates in Citizenship Education (2011).