Elisabeth Porter is a Professor at University of South Australia, teaching courses on international relations and peace, justice and reconciliation. Previously, she was Research Director at INCORE, Northern Ireland.

She writes on women’s peacebuilding and reconciliation, highlighting women’s achievements in informal settings. Currently, her research is on understanding how women’s faith-based peacebuilding, in tandem with feminist groups, can assist local implementation of UNSCR 1325. Her most recent books include Connecting Peace, Justice & Reconciliation (Lynne Rienner, 2015), Peace and Security: Implications for Women (with Anuradha Mundkur, University of Queensland Press, 2012) and Peacebuilding: Women in International Perspective (Routledge, 2007).