Dr Jennifer Gaskell is an experienced researcher, facilitator and expert communicator. She holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Web Science from the University of Southampton. Beside traditional research methods, her focus has been on participatory and mixed methods design and analysis for civic engagement, trust building and peacebuilding. She has field experience globally in terms of political trust, and in Cyprus, Burundi and the Somali region on the uses of new ICTs for social cohesion and peace. She has co-organized the Build Peace conferences 2014-2016 and co-founded Build Up, a social enterprise working at the intersection of technology, civic engagement and peacebuilding.