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Anouk Ride

Australian National University

Based in

Solomon Islands

I am a researcher specializing in cross disciplinary research on peace and conflict, aid and development particularly in the Pacific region.

My current academic affiliations include Affiliate Researcher with the Initiative for Peacebuilding at University of Melbourne and with the Department of Pacific Affairs at Australian National University and I am a Senior Social Scientist at WorldFish. My PhD Dissertation on causes and manifestations in Solomon Islands, was Awarded the Dean’s Award For Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses (University of Queensland). In addition to my Doctorate, I also have a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/History) from the University of Queensland. I am
a member of the Security Sector Reform Advisory Network to the United Nations and the American Psychological Association Division 48.

I have managed and delivered results in over 20 different research projects including those funded by universities, Australian Government, regional and international organisations. In addition, I have produced several award winning participatory films, including The Test: Chronicle of an Initiation, Herstory: Women’s Experiences Working in Prisons in Solomon Islands and Hero-ine.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands

Focus areas of expertise

Communications research Climate Justice Behavioral action Indigenous studies

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Recent Academic & Policy Publications

2022 Ride, A., Riots in the Pacific: control and change. Australian Pacific Security College/Australian National University. 21 November 2022.

Agorau, T. & A. Ride, Solomon Islands: a blueprint to stop strife. The Interpreter, Lowy Institute. 29 August 2022. https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/solomon-islands-blueprint-stop-cycle-strife

Miletic, T. & A. Ride, Tensions are high between China and Australia over Solomon Islands but it’s in everyone’s interests to simmer down. The Guardian. 5 April 2022: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/05/tensions-are-high-between-china-and-australia-over-solomon-islands-but-its-in-everyones-interests-to-simmer-down

Ride, A. New Australian Government must draw “red lines” in Solomon Islands. Australian Outlook. 23 May 2022. https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/new-australian-government-must-draw-red-lines-in-solomon-islands/

Ride, A. & T. Miletic, Stepping carefully amidst conflict in the Pacific. Pursuit 5 April 2022: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/stepping-carefully-amid-conflict-in-the-pacific

Keen M, Sanderson D, Osborne K, Deo R, Faith J, Ride A., Area-based approaches and urban recovery in the Pacific: lessons from Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Environment and Urbanization. March 2022. doi:10.1177/09562478211072668

Ferguson, C. et al (2022) Local practices and production confer resilience to rural Pacific foodsystems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marine Policy, 137. 2021

Ride, A., ‘Honiara as the smoke subsides’ The Interpreter Lowy Institute, 26 November 2021. Ride, A., ‘Solomon Islands Security: Blame and Breakable Gifts After the Riots’ Australian Outlook Australian Institute of International Affairs, 7 December 2021.

Ride, A. et. al , ‘Lessons from a decade of disasters: building community resilience in Solomon Islands’ Australia Pacific Security College.

Ride, A. et. al, Community Based Fisheries Management Plan Reviews: Facilitation Guide, Secretariat of the Pacific Community/WorldFish/University of Wollongong. Kopel, E., Keen, M. & A. Ride, Why Local Markets Matter for Pacific Security, Crawford School of Public Policy/ANU 2020

Ride, A. ‘Solomon Islands’ Long Summer of Discontent’ Development Bulletin Issue 82, December. Ride A. & M. Keen ‘Too few boots on the ground? Women in Security in Pacific Islands’ Policy Forum (13 May 2020). Canberra: Australian National University.

Ride, A. & G. Kekea ‘Together or Apart Against COVID19 in the Solomon Islands’ Policy Forum (5 June 2020). Canberra: Australian National University.

Erikkson, H., Ride A. et al Changes and adaptations in village food systems in Solomon Islands: A rapid appraisal during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Penang: WorldFish.

McDougall C, Akester M, Boso D, Choudhury A, Hasiba Z, Karissa H, Pereira M, Price C, Ride A, Scott J, Shearer D, Sutcliffe S and Thilsted SH. 2020. Ten strategies for research quality in distance research during COVID-19 and future food system shocks. Penang, Malaysia: CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems. Program Brief: FISH-2020-11. 2019

Ride, A. & P. Soaki Women’s Experiences of Family Violence Services in Solomon Islands. Honiara:SIG/Australian Aid.
Keen, M. & A. Ride ‘Trading Places: Inclusive Cities in Pacific Islands’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 60:3 October 2019. Ride, A. ‘Riots in the Solomon Islands: the day after’, Australian Outlook 26 April 2019.

Ride, A. ‘After the Switch: the new China-Solomon ties, conflict and international aid’, Australian Outlook 4 October 2019. Ride, A. ‘Infrastructure, conflict and the Pacific: risks and realities’, Australian Outlook 26 August 2019.

Ride, A. ‘Youth Inclusive Development: Challenges and Potential in Solomon Islands’ In Brief, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University, 2019:1.

Ride A. Young Women’s Participation in the Informal Economy. Publication featuring analysis of disadvantaged young women of barriers to livelihoods for CAUSE Project, World Bank. 2018
Bretherton, D. & A. Ride Peace Research by Peaceful Means Conference Paper for the American Psychological Association Division 48 Convention. South Bend: APA.

Ride A. Stretim: Social Attitudes to Violence Against Women and Girls in Solomon Islands. Honiara:Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Ride, A. Solomon Islands Status of Youth Report. Suva, Fiji, United Nations Development Programme.

Ride A. & W. Gebe, HerStory: Women Working in Corrections 1986-2018. Honiara, Correctional Services Solomon Islands. 2017

Ride A. Forever the future? Youth and peacebuilding in Solomon Islands, Paper presented toHumanitarian Aid and Development Research Initiative, University of Western Sydney, 5October 2017.

Ride, A. Gender & Social Inclusion in Community Governance and Grievance Management. Honiara, Solomon Islands, Ministry of Provincial Government & Institutional Strengthening. 2016

Ride, A. Involving Participants in Data Analysis. Methodologies in Peace Psychology. New York,Springer. Ride, A. Gender Analysis of Violence and Alcohol Abuse in Urban Solomon Communities. Save the Children Australia.

Ride, A. What’s culture go to do with it? Causes of intimate partner violence. Devpolicy 13/04/2016. Ride, A. ed. Talemaot: Solomon stories of peace and conflict. Suva, Fiji, University of South Pacific. Other Books

Ride, A. The Grand Experiment,
Sydney: Hachette Livre Australia, 2007.
Ride A. & D. Bretherton. Community Resilience in Natural Disasters, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.