Dr. Orna Young is a researcher working with the Institute for Conflict Research, Belfast. In her role she specialises on issues related to conflict, peacebuilding, human rights and social transformation.
Since joining the Institute in 2011, Orna has worked on projects pertaining to segregation (both rural and urban), and how this may be mapped in a ‘post conflict’ context; the nature of education in interface areas of Belfast and; ‘new communities’ in Northern Ireland.
Orna holds a PhD in Politics from Queen’s University Belfast, where she researched the nature of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in interface areas of North Belfast. Her wider research interests focus on alternative applications and considerations of conflict transformation and social capital, as well as urban conflict and group identities.