Scherto Gill, Ph.D.

Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
199 Preston Road
Brighton BN1 6SA
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1273 5550222

Dr Scherto Gill is Senior Research Fellow and Executive Secretary at the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, an international research institute based the UK. She is also a Visiting Fellow and an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex’s School of Education. Scherto’s research interests center on understanding peace and human flourishing as a holistic and dynamic process and she is keen to explore how to apply this understanding in social transformation. The key concepts that she is developing include human-centred education, narrative pedagogy, critical narrative, dialogic approach to education, intercultural learning and internationalization of higher education.

As a researcher, Scherto has engaged in numerous research inquiries. Most recently, in 2013, she led a research into dialogue in education for peacebuilding in post-conflict countries. Currently in 2014 she is in the process of completing a project which invites people’s narratives that illustrate the individuals’ understanding of what counts as well-being and how they might pursue a flourishing life.

She has published extensively in the field of education, narrative studies and peace research. Her most recent publications include: Education as humanisation: dialogic pedagogy in post-conflict peacebuilding, Special Issue (as Guest Editor), Journal of Comparative and International Education (Volume 44, Issue 1, 2014); Redefining Religious Education: Spirituality and Human Flourishing (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Critical Narrative as Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Rethinking Secondary Education: A Human-Centred Approach (Pearson Education, 2012) and Narrative Pedagogy (Peter Lang, 2011).

Scherto is a member of British Education Research Association and European Society of Research in Education. Scherto is a Fellow of British Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a member of the British Royal Institute at the Chatham House.