Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry

Drawing on a strong track record of research in integrated peacebuilding, trust and social and community relations, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations undertakes research which makes a strong impact on society and on the security and quality of life of ordinary people worldwide.



Susanne Wessendorf

Professor of Social Anthropology and the Co-Investigator for ReROOT. Susanne Wessendorf completed her DPhil at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Since then, she has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the Institute for Resesarch into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, and was Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economic’s International Inequalities Institute (III).



Postdoctoral Research Fellow (TBC)

Research site

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, United Kingdom

The London borough of Barking and Dagenham lies in the east of London and, because of its location at the edge of London, is often described as ‘outer London borough’. Between 2001 and 2011, Barking and Dagenham had a 205% increase in non-UK born residents, caused by the out-movement of long-established British residents, the in-movement of ethnic minorities from inner London boroughs, as well as international migration.