Gabi Kent researches conflict transformation peacebuilding and transitional justice and is a digital storytelling practitioner. She grew up in Ireland before moving to England to study Film and English at the University of East Anglia. After fifteen years making documentaries for British Television she returned to education completing her MSc in Human Rights at the London School of Economics in 2009. Since then Gabi has worked as a peacebuilding consultant for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and media practitioner for community groups and Non-Governmental Organisations working on human rights peacebuilding and socia...l justice issues. Between 2011 and 2013 she was also Community Engagement lead for The Open University on the ESRC funded Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK project (www.poverty.ac.uk). Gabi became a Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with The Open University in 2015. In 2016 she became involved in the Open University Ireland Oral History Project and joined Jenny Meegan and Philip O’Sullivan as co-lead on the newly named Time to think project in 2018. Gabi is currently undertaking her PhD which draws on the Time to think collection to explore how possibilities for conflict transformation and change are fostered within and between divided parties.
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