Brendan Ciarán Browne holds an LL.B and LL.M in Law, and Law & Human Rights from Queen's University Belfast. His PhD, a comparative analysis of commemorative events in Ireland and Palestine, was completed through the School of Sociology at Queen's University Belfast (2012). Previously Dr Browne has worked in the School of Law (Queen's University Belfast) as a Research Fellow on a National Institute of Healths grant (NIH) project entitled: 'Growing up on an Interface: Findings and Implications for the Social Needs, Mental Health and Lifetime Opportunities of Belfast Youth'. His most recent appointment was as an Assistant Professor in Human Rights and International Law at Al Quds (Bard) University, Palestine.
Dr Browne's research interests are situated around political conflict, the impact of post-conflict reconstruction on children and young people, commemorating conflict and conducting research in conflict zones. His research is heavily focussed on Palestine where he spends time travelling regularly to conduct fieldwork with children and young people growing up in the West Bank. His forthcoming co-authored book (with Dr C. Dwyer & Prof. P. Shirlow) examines the impact of growing up during this period of transition away from conflict in the north of Ireland (forthcoming 2016).