Tim Epple is a Research Associate with the Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) funded by the UK Department for International Development. Tim’s research focuses on stabilisation, peacekeeping, and local peace processes on the African continent. He is also exploring ways in which researchers can promote the use of evidence in stabilisation and peacebuilding programming, including through providing rapid reaction research and advice.
Prior to joining the Law School, Tim was a Senior Research Analyst with The Risk Advisory Group and a Research Assistant with the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He also worked as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York City and as an intern with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. In 2010, Tim co-founded a small web design agency which he directed for three years.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Groningen and a Master of Science in African Studies from the University of Oxford. In 2015, Tim’s Bachelor’s thesis was awarded the 'Goldene Eule' junior research prize by the German Academic Association for Security Studies. For his studies and as a Carlo-Schmid-Fellow, he received scholarships from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the University of Groningen, the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German National Academic Foundation. Tim is a Steering Committee Member of OxPeace, a network of peace and conflict scholars and practitioners based at the University of Oxford.