Leila-Clare Kellgren-Parker

Post Graduate Research Student



2012: BA, History, Newcastle

2017: MA, International Relations and Security (Distinction), University of Liverpool

Research Interests

Thesis Title

"Lending a helping hand? How different state actors impact civil war."

Leila’s research examines the role of third party interventions in civil wars; specifically the impact of state/non-state actors. Leila’s focus is investigating how these different actors, both on a military and political level, can affect the dynamics of civil war and result in differing outcomes.

Leila’s wider research interests encompass studies of civil war, commercial military actors and mediation.


Dr Ulrich Petersohn (Primary) Dr Nicholas Lees (second)

Research Funding

Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship

Conference Papers

Lending a helping hand? How different state actors impact the duration of civil war. ISA Conference, Toronto, Canada. 26th March 2019