Phill Gittins

Phill Gittins, PhD, is World BEYOND War’s Education Director. He is from the UK and based in Bolivia.

Dr. Phill Gittins has over 20 years of leadership, programming, and analysis experience in the areas of peace, education, youth and community development, and psychotherapy.

He has lived, worked, and travelled in over 50 countries across 6 continents; taught in schools, colleges, and universities around the world; and trained thousands on peace and social change-related issues. Other experience includes work in youth offending prisons; oversight management for research and activism projects; and consultancy assignments for public and non-profit organisations on peace, education, and youth issues.

Phill has received multiple awards for his work, including the Rotary Peace Fellowship, the KAICIID Fellowship, and the Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. He is also a Positive Peace Activator and Global Peace Index Ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace. He earned his PhD in International Conflict Analysis with a thesis on peace education, an MA in Education, and a BA in Youth and Community Studies. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in Peace and Conflict Studies, Education and Training, and Teaching in Higher Education, and is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, counsellor, and project manager by training.

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