Diana grew up in a Christian family that was committed to peace and justice as a matter of faith. She became an activist herself in her mid-teens.
After studying English at Oxford and a short life as a teacher, she spent many years combining parenthood with activism and only later made her life’s work her profession. Her doctorate was based on four years of action research into the theory and practice of training for conflict transformation, including not only conflict resolution but also analysis and strategy for nonviolent action for change. She also facilitates dialogue of all kinds.
She has had two books published by Pluto Press: People, Peace and Power: Conflict Transformation in Action and Rethinking War and Peace. A third book is on its way.