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Head of Department
Professor Isabelle Engeli

Head of Department, Professor of Public Policy

Comparative Public Policy; Agenda Setting and Policy Process; Policy Design and Implementation; Gender+/Sexual+ Equality Policy; Morality Politics and Policy; Religion and Policy in Europe; Science, Biotechnology and Policy; Comparison in Public Policy
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Academic staff
Dr Sabiha Allouche

Lecturer

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Simge Andi

Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stephane Baele

Associate Professor in Security and Political Violence

Linguistic, visual and communicative dimensions of political violence, terrorism, and extremism. International relations theories, espcially those with a linguistic component  (e.g. Securitization theory).
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Rebecca Baker

Associate Lecturer in Politics and Enhance

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Susan Banducci

Professor and Director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, Director of Research

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr David Benson

Associate Professor(Cornwall)

 Environmental politics, policy and governance 
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Gregorio Bettiza

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Norms and identities, religion, civilizational analysis, international order, international relations theory 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr David Blagden

Senior Lecturer in International Security

Rising powers, realism, international relations theory, economic/military power, UK national security, deterrence.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Aneta Brockhill

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Violence, culture, conflict, occupation, Israel-Palestine conflict 
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Sarah Bulmer

Senior Lecturer (Cornwall)

Critical military studies, feminism, queer theory, veterans transition 
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Hannah Bunting

Associate Lecturer in Social Data Analysis (SMART Skills)

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Ross Carroll

Senior Lecturer

Early Modern Political Thought, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Tocqueville , Emotions in the History of Philosophy, Civility, Ridicule and Politics
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Dario Castiglione

Associate Professor

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sergio Catignani

Associate Professor in International Relations, Director of Education

War, Militarism, military sociology, civil-military relations, critical military studies, organisational change, military families, military operations.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Travis Coan

Associate Professor in Computational Social Science

 Environmental and political communication, climate change politics, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sarah Cooper

Lecturer in Politics

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Michael Dumper

Professor in Middle East Politics

Middle East, religion, conflict, cities, ethno-nationalism, reconciliation 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Claire Dunlop

Professor of Politics and Public Policy

Comparative Public Policy, Epistemic Communities, Evidence-Based Policy, Impact Assessment, LGBT Policies, Knowledge Utilization, Policy Learning, Policy Failure, Regulation, Science and Public Policy, Theories of the Policy Process
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Robin Durie

Senior Lecturer

Health  Healthcare Complexity theory Phenomenology Poststructuralism Time Difference Husserl Bergson Derrida Deleuze Marx Heidegger Communities Engaged research
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lise Esther Herman

Lecturer in Politics

 Political Parties; Partisanship; Right-wing Populism; Democratic Theory; European Politics
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Irene Fernandez-Molina

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

International relations of the Global South, foreign policy analysis, constructivism, conflicts, North Africa, EU foreign policy.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Elena Gadjanova

Lecturer

 African politics, ethnicity, ethnic politics, elections, election campaigns, democracy, democratization.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gabriela Patricia Garcia Garcia

Lecturer in Security Studies and International Relations

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Athanassios Gouglas

Lecturer

  Political elites; elite circulation; legislative turnover; parliaments; legislatures; comparative parliaments; comparative legislatures; comparative politics; comparative public policy; European Union politics; European Union policy; Greek politics; Greek policy; political advis*rs; special advisers; ministerial advisers; ministerial cabinets; cabinets ministeriels; knowledge utilization; global governance.  
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stephen Greasley

Senior Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Iain Hampsher-Monk

Professor of Political Theory, Joint Editor of History of Political Thought

 History of Political thought, political theory, poltical philosophy, Edmund Burke, Republicanism, Rhetoric,  philosophy of social science.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Alison Harcourt

Professor

Agenda setting, regulatory competition, soft governance, Europeanisation, policy  convergence, internet governance, standard developing organisations, standards, digital rights, self-regulation, soft governance, transnational activism, lobbying, citizenship.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor John Heathershaw

Professor

Security, Armed Conflict, Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, Nonviolence, Authoritarianism, Corruption, Development, Central Asia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Theology, Islam, Christianity  
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Oliver James

Professor of Political Science

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Henry Jarrett

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lorien Jasny

Senior Lecturer

Social Networks, Political Behaviour, Environmental Management, Social Movements, Community and cohesion
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gabriel Katz

Associate Professor

Quantitative Methods (Bayesian statistics, causal inference, machine learning), Comparative (Latin American) Politics, Political/Electoral Behavior, Political Economy
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Nick Kirsop-Taylor

Lecturer in Public Policy and Administration

Public Policy. Public Administration. Green State. Governence. 
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Ekaterina Kolpinskaya

Lecturer

 Political representation; Religion, ethnicity and politics; Legislative studies; Quantitaitve methods
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sandra Kröger

Associate Professor of Political Science

European Union politics, European integration theory, Brexit, democratic theory, representation, digital democracy, smartphones    
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Robert Lamb

Professor of Political Philosophy

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor David Lewis

Professor

Russia; Authoritarianism; Peacebuilding; Conflict; International Relations
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Beverley Loke

Lecturer in International Relations

International order, Hegemony and Great Power Responsibility, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Global Governance, China-US Relations 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Sarah Drews Lucas

Lecturer

feminist political theory, care ethics, loneliness, agency, identity, epistemic injustice, Hannah Arendt
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Bice Maiguashca

Associate Professor

National and global left politics, theory and practice of national and global feminisms, populism, social movement activism
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Deborah McFarlane

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Religion, Politics, Conflict, Peace, South Asia, Gender, Boundaries, Resources
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Amy McKay

Associate Professor

Interest groups, Lobbying, Policymaking, Congress, Health care policy 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Catriona McKinnon

Professor of Political Theory

 Environmental ethics, climate justice, climate ethics, intergenerational justice, geoengineering, international criminal law, contemporary liberalism, toleration.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Weeda Mehran

Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Michail Melidis

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Farah Mihlar

Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Shubranshu Mishra

Lecturer

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Martin Moorby

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alice Moseley

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Behavioural Public & Administration, Political Participation, Civic Engagement, Environmental Policy
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Klejda Mulaj

Senior Lecturer

Political violence with fous on violence of war; crimes against humanity - genocide and ethnic cleansing; nationalism; intervention; state formation; postconflict rebuilding.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James Muldoon

Senior Lecturer (Cornwall)

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Catherine Owen

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Russia; China; Eurasia; authoritarianism; illiberalism; civic participation; governance; 
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Brieg Powel

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

International Relations; historical sociology; international political sociology; historical international relations, global history; international relations theory; multiplicity; Middle East.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Alex Prichard

Associate Professor, President of the University of Exeter UCU Branch

Anarchist political thought; International political theory; The ethics and phenomenology of war and violence; Republican political theory; Constitutional politics; Co-production methods in political philosophy
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Jason Reifler

Professor of Political Science

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Martin Robson

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Academic Director and MStrat Programme Director

Strategy, strategic thought, strategic studies, maritime security, international security. 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Lesley Rowan

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Duncan Russel

Professor, Associate Dean for Education

Public policy, environmental policy, climate policy, policy coordination, science-policy interations, policy appraisal
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Clare Saunders

Professor in Politics (Cornwall)

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Andrew Schaap

Associate Professor

Contemporary political theory, democratic theory, agonistic politics, radical democracy, transitional justice, indigenous rights, politics of reconciliation, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Rancière.
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Darren Schreiber

Senior Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Karen Scott

Senior Lecturer

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Professor Dan Stevens

Professor (Cornwall)

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Florian Stoeckel

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Comparative Politics with a focus on Europe, European Integration, Quantitative Methods and Experiments
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Doug Stokes

Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Advanced International Studies and College Director of Commercial Engagement

US foreign policy, Security Studies, Grand Strategy, International Political Economy.  
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Jack Tagney

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Delacey Tedesco

Lecturer (Cornwall)

Global urban transitions, political geography, aesthetics, sovereignty, boundaries
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Owen Thomas

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

International Relations; Security; Foreign Policy; Secrecy; Deception; Privacy; Iraq; Transparency; Accountability; War; Violence
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Catarina Thomson

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations.

National security; foreign policy; UK and US security elites; political psychology; experimental methods; political behaviour 
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Simon Townsend

Associate Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Kate Goldie Townsend

Associate Lecturer

 Bodily autonomy, bodily integrity, children's rights, women's rights, practices and norms
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Maya Vachkova

Senior Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Tom Vaughan

Associate Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Joanie Willett

Senior Lecturer (Education and Research) - Cornwall

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Andrei Zhirnov

Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Research staff
Dr Iulia Cioroianu

Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Patricia Correa Vila

Associate Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Maria Dede

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Rick Harmes

Associate Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr David Jackson

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Elahe Naserianhanzaei

Research Fellow on ExID Project

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Stephen Quinlan

Associate Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Imir Rashid

Associate Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Michele Scotto Di Vettimo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

European Union politics, Euroscepticism, policy responsiveness, Responsiveness of non-majoritarian institutions, quantitative text analysis, item response theory, survey data, public opinion.
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Nina Spälti

Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Christine Stedtnitz

Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Amelia Susserott

Research Assistant

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Martin Thorley

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Margot Tudor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 International organisations, peacekeeping, United Nations, sovereignty, international interventions, military history, decolonisation
Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Dr Cheryl Willis

Research Fellow, Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP). Associate Lecturer – Business School (Tourism Management)

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Seungwon Yu

Honorary Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Associate members
Professor David Armstrong

Emeritus Professor

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Gulzat Botoeva

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Dimitris Chryssochoou

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Bruce Doern

Emeritus Professor

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Patrick English

Honorary Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Joe Foweraker

Honorary Professor

Democracy, oligarchy, state, comparative, Latin America
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Saipira Furstenberg

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Central Asia, Global Governance, Democratisation
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Associate Professor Dr Deborah Goodwin OBE

Honorary Associate Professor

POLM159/163  POLM 164/165, negotiation,  diplomacy,  influence,  persuasion,  human behaviours,  conflict resolution,  understanding,  de-escalation, psychology of influence, mediation, facilitation,  applied skills, leadership
Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor John McInerney

Emeritus Professor

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr James McQuilken

Honorary Lecturer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Caroline Micklewright

Honorary Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Dr Mansour Nsasra

Honorary University Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Michael Rush

Emeritus Professor of Politics

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Malcolm Shaw

Visiting Professor

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Keith Sutherland

Honorary Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mr Bill Tupman

Honorary Research Fellow

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professor Stephen Wilks

Professor of Politics

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Professional Services Staff
Mrs Jemma Buddle

Department Administrator, Politics

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Keleigh Burgess

Administrator

Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Katharine Donachie

Politics Department Administrator

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Francesca Farmer

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Mrs Debbie Ironside-Smith

Strategy and Security Manager

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Emma Reeve

Marketing, Recruitment, Communications & Global Business Partner

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Laura Shears

Executive Assistant

Streatham Campus, Exeter
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Dr Michael Cailes

Teaching Assistant

Streatham Campus, Exeter