Eleanor Gordon is a full-time Lecturer in Conflict and Security Studies in the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, where she has developed and delivers an MSc distance learning programme in Security, Conflict and International Development (SCID) and established and manages the SCID Panel of Experts.
She also works as a consultant for a number of conflict prevention NGOs, universities, government agencies and the UN, primarily on issues related to building security and justice after conflict. She has also served in various management and advisory roles in the field of security, the rule of law and human rights in conflict-affected environments, primarily in the Balkans, with the UN and other international organizations.
She has a PhD in Criminology, which addressed the relationship between security, justice and human rights with specific regard to discrimination against Gypsies/Roma. Her current research and practice focuses on ways in which inclusive approaches to building security and justice after conflict can be promoted, with a particular focus on Security Sector Reform, community engagement in peacebuilding, and gender and security.