Dr Rachel Julian is a Critical Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection researcher who has published a body of work that establishes the study of ‘peacekeeping without weapons’ or ‘Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping’ (UCP) as a field of study.

Rachel draws on over 30 years of experience in the peace movement, peace education and peace research to create networks and projects which aim to empower people and contribute towards long term social change. She published the first evidence base, in International Peacekeeping, demonstrating civilians can do peacekeeping and save the lives of others using nonviolence, thus challenging the assumption, in International Relations, that violence works. Her major methodological contribution is the use of arts methodologies to reveal new data about civilian responses in armed conflict.