Neil Jarman (Director)

Neil has carried out research on such issues as street violence, disputes over parades, management of public order, police reform, racist and homophobic violence and human rights in a number of countries including Northern Ireland, South Africa, USA, Israel/Palestine, Kosova, and Nepal.

He was an adviser to the Secretary of State for NI during the disputes over Orange Order parades in 1990s and a specialist adviser to the NI Affairs Committee for their inquiry into Hate Crime in NI (2004-5). He is currently working with the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) at the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as a member of an international panel tasked with drafting guidelines relating to law and practice on freedom of assembly. 


     Maureen Graham (Finance & Office Manager)
Maureen graduated from Queen's University, Belfast with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Language. She is responsible for managing the Institute's finances, office and administration. She has a background in administration, in both the private and voluntary sectors.

Like her research colleagues, Maureen is highly committed to ICR and the important work they carry out. 


Katy Radford (Senior Research Officer)

Katy has a PhD in Social Anthropology and is an associate member of CIPD. She was instrumental in developing the award-winning diversity training resource 'Think of Me, Think of You' for Save the Children, now used for teacher training purposes in NI colleges of further education. 

Katy specialises at working with children and young people, victims of the conflict including former combatants, and with those from minority communities.  Her areas of interest include good relations, social inclusion, the arts and media


Jude Cumiskey (Training and Development Officer)

Jude joined ICR in June 2013 as our Training and Development Officer. She specialises in community development and community relations work as  a facilitator, mediator and trainer.

Jude is a volunteer with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and with PIPS, Newry & Mourne.

She holds a BSc in Geography and an MSc in Rural Development and Project Management from Queen's University, Belfast.



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