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Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent

Dr Clayon is a lecturer in International Conflict Analysis in the School of Politics and International Relations. His research is primarily focused on negotiation and mediation during civil conflict. In this work Dr Clayton uses advanced quantitative methods to systematically assess the conditions that shape the outcome of third-party led conflict management. This work has a proven impact beyond academia, as is evident from the negotiation capacity building workshops he has run in Rome and Beirut for the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property.

Dr Clayton is the Strategic Director for the British Conflict Research Society and a member of the Folke Bernadotte Conflict Prevention Working Group.

Dr Clayton is also an award winning teacher who is involved in the development of innovative teaching methodologies. In particular he has been instrumental in the development of role plays and online simulations for teaching negotiation. His work in this area has been awarded the British International Studies Association award for teaching innovation, the Social Science Faculty Teaching Prize, and two Kent Union Awards for ‘Best Teacher’.


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    Lecturer in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent