Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) undertakes innovative, impactful, world-class research that enables dialogue and builds trust in order to foster peaceful relations and strengthen human security.

Our Values

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations has a commitment to valuing diversity, collaboration, constructive dialogue and support between its members and partners.  CTPSR strives to respond to the complex challenges facing contemporary societies, with research underpinned by integrity, courage and excellence.  Our expert team of ambitious researchers create partnerships and opportunities for research that have positive impacts on the groups and institutions they engage with.

Our Approach

Our research crosses disciplinary boundaries, drawing on a range of knowledge, skills, interconnections and methods in order to better understand issues and contexts. We work across geographies and sectors developing integrated approaches and practical, effective and sustainable solutions at the local and global levels.

We have a team of over 50 full-time research staff supported by professional support staff.  Most of our staff have worked internationally and many have experience in the field before joining us as academic researchers. Our staff are extremely well-connected and are called upon to contribute their expertise on the national and international stage, as advisers to governments and international bodies or at conferences worldwide.

Our research funding comes from a wide range of sources, including UK research councils, the European Commission, NATO, the United Nations, national governments, the British Council, and a host of community and special interest organisations and charities based around the world.