Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Trust is central to overcoming some of the greatest challenges faced by society today.  It is a key component of peace building and for reconciliation, and of the creation, maintenance and repair of relationships within local communities and across nations.  Building on Coventry’s strong heritage in peace and reconciliation and its work for social cohesion, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations brings together expertise from across the social sciences and humanities to drive progressive change and strengthen human security and resilience.

Through its focus on relationships, reconciliation, and trust, this Centre champions creative thinking and innovative research which will focus on tackling the key issues surrounding peace building, trust and the contemporary challenges facing a diverse and connected world.

Research themes:

  • Integrated peace building - working with conflict affected communities to address their challenges of peace building and reconstruction
  • Trust - enabling trust building and restoration within both communities and organisations to create more effective and resilient individuals, and better performing, more sustainable organisations
  • Living side by side - working with communities challenged by disparity, diversity and disconnection – developing and supporting policy and practice which promotes social cohesion and wellbeing


We are looking for individuals to join the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations in the following areas;