Dr. Phill Gittins
Education Director, World Beyond War
Phillip is a practitioner and scholar with over 20 years’ leadership, programming and analysis experience in the areas of peace, education and youth. His areas of expertise include peace education, conflict transformation, youth and community development and action, participatory action research, and the Youth, Peace and Security agenda. He has managed, and continues to manage, programmes and projects on a range of issues across the private, public and civil society sectors. He is active in delivering workshops and lectures around the world and has published numerous books, chapters and journal articles with leading publishers and journals. He is trained in facilitative dialogue, and has a keen interest in developing specialisation around interreligious dialogue. He currently serves as the education director for World Beyond War and is a Rotary Peace Fellow and a Peace Ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace. He earned a PhD in international conflict analysis, an MA in education and a BA (first-class honours) in youth and community studies. Phillip also holds postgraduate qualifications in peace and conflict studies, education and training, and teaching in higher education; and he is a certified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, counsellor/psychotherapist and project manager.