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consultant , social studies educator

Gareth Robert Vincent Stansfield, British social studies educator, consultant. Recipient Governors' Major Leaving Exhibition, Hulme Grammar School, 1992, W. A. Moyes prize, Department Geography, University Durham, 1995; Special Research fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, 2002-2004, Research grant, United States Institute Peace, 2005-2006.


Stansfield, Gareth Robert Vincent was born on October 26, 1973 in Oldham, United Kingdom. Son of Roy and Lynn Veronica Stansfield.


Bachelor with honors, University Durham, 1995. Master of Arts with distinction, University Durham, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, University Durham, 2001.


Research associate Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University Durham, Durham, 1997—2001. Field programme manager Iraqi Kurdistan Research Programme, Erbil, Iraq, 1999—2001. Honorary research fellow Institute Arab and Islamic Studies, University Exeter, England, 2002, leverhulme trust special research fellow, 2002—2004, lecturer in middle east politics, since 2004, reader middle east politics, since 2005.

Associate fellow Royal Institute International Affairs, Chatham House, London, since 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy, The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division?.


Advisory board member Kurdistan Children's Fund, London, 2001. Committee member British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, 2002—2004. Fellow: Middle East Studies Association North America, Royal Institute International Affairs (associate).

Member: American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, London Middle East Institute, British Society Middle Eastern Studies (committee member 2002-2004), Durham Geography Graduates' Association, Kurdish Science and Medical Assn.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, classic car maintenance, rowing.


Married Lise Storm.

Roy Stansfield

Lynn Veronica Stansfield

Lise Storm.