Dr Anouk Ride is a researcher examining conflict, violence and social exclusion in the Solomon Islands and a research affiliate of Australian National University.
For the past decade, she has conducted research and multimedia productions to unearth new approaches to aid, conflict, disasters and social change. Her interests focus around participatory research methods and research projects that enable local people to analyse topics of interest and identify their own solutions to conflict, gender inequality and social exclusion.
She has completed a Master of Arts in International Relations, from ANU and a PhD in peace and conflict studies from University of Queensland. Her PhD research on conflict, communication and participatory research methods earned her the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses 2014. Her international experience also includes working for two international magazines and several organisations including the Australian Council of Social Service, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, ABC International, Save the Children, Oxfam, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, and government departments and ministries in Australia and the Pacific.