Lizz Pearson

Lizz Pearson


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Research interests

Research interests include: gender, Islamist radicalisation, far-right radicalisation, women. 

Lizz is a member of the Nigeria Security Network and has a special interest in gender in the violence of Boko Haram.

Her doctoral research is funded by the ESRC.

Biographical details

Lizz worked as a radio journalist, mainly with the BBC from 1997-2013. She has produced Radio Four programmes including Woman's Hour and You and Yours, and reported for the BBC World Service, Five Live and Radio Four.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, International Conflict Studies. Dissertation asked 'What is the role of gender in the Counter-Radicalisation strategy Prevent?', King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Bachelor of Arts, German and Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


  • JZ International relations
  • Gender
  • Radicalisation
  • Jihad
  • Women
  • Extremism
  • Boko Haram
  • Terrorism and Political Violence


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