Experts

   
   
 

Politics

  • Dr Afzal Ashraf

    Terrorism; counter-terrorism; global security and conflict; international relations and diplomacy; regional political and security expertise in the Middle East and South East Asia; information exploitation; intelligence processes and agencies; information as a commercial commodity; cyber security
    +44 (0)7848 965 356
    Politics War and security World Terrorism global security International Relations diplomacy Cyber Security Security Al Qaeda Extremism violent extremism
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan

    China and Taiwan: politics, elections, foreign relations, security, media, internet, pop culture, Chinese football
    +44 (0)115 95 14046
    Brexit China Politics World China Taiwan politics Chinese football Chinese media Chinese Internet
  • Dr Andreas Fulda

    UK-China relations; EU-China relations; Cross-straits relations between mainland China and Taiwan; China's controversial Overseas NGO Law Philanthropy and civil society in the Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China); Social movements and political opposition in the Greater China region (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China)
    +44 (0)744 752 8020
    Brexit China Politics World China Europe politics
  • Séagh Kehoe

    Contemporary Tibet feminism; LGBTQ, gender and sexuality in contemporary China
    +44 (0)77 6587 4815
    China Politics World feminism Tobet LGBTQ Gender sexuality China
  • Sascha Auerbach

    Imperialism Migration and Race Crime; Policing Law and Labour American Universities; Riots and Demonstrations; Origins of "popular journalism"; Nationalism and national identityImmigration Race and racism; Sensational court cases; Popular nationalism; Xenophobia Crime and police responses to it Anti-Chinese sentiment
    +44 (0)77 177 082 93
    American Politics Crime History Politics World race crime; migration; America; riots; crime; racism; history
  • Professor Katharine Adeney

    The politics of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan; democratisation and ethnic conflict; constitutional design in divided societies.
    +44 (0)115 951 4032
    Politics World politics India Pakistan South Asia Ethnic confllict
  • Professor Kevin Bales

    Professor Bales has extensive expertise in modern slavery, with 25 years experience in the field at all levels from hands-on to UN policy development.He can comment on anything related to modern or historical slavery or human trafficking or slavery in supply chains or slavery and climate change or conflict or forced marriage.
    +44 (0)115 846 6230
    American Politics Crime Politics Rights Lab World slavery modern slavery policy politics Rights Lab human rights
  • Fernando Casal Bertoa

    Politics, elections, parties, funding, regulation, corruption, Europe, Spain, Poland
    +44 (0)115 951 4856, +44 (0)758073 4055
    Brexit Law Politics World politics elections funding Corruption Europe spain poland regulation
  • Dr Anja Neundorf

    Young people and politics, public opinion, German politics, elections, turnout, democratisation, civic culture, partisanship.
    +44 (0) 7946947367
    Children Politics World politics young people German politics elections
  • Professor Jeff Kenner

    European Union law, employment law and human rights law.
    +44 (0)115 95 15956
    Brexit Law Politics World EU European Union Brexit Law human rights
  • Dr Ivaylo Gatev

    Eurasian Economic Union; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation; European Neighbourhood Policy InterregionalismNew Silk Road Sino-Russian Relations; Chinese Investment in Eastern Europe; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit meetings
    +86 (0)574 8818 0926
    Politics World EU European Integration EU policies politics Russia Ukraine China Belerus
  • Professor Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling

    Public administration refrom in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Can comment on EU enlargement-related issues. Currently leads a project on civil service reform and corruption in developing countries. It does not include aparticular focus on the EU.
    +44 (0)115 846 7513, +44 (0)7985 078 348
    Brexit Politics World politics Europe civil service reform EU International Relations Corruption
  • Dr Gareth Stockey

    Contemporary Spain; the history of the Spanish Civil war, Franco dictatorship; the history of Gibraltar and its relationship with Spain; archaeology; memory and tourism of the Spanish Civil War
    +44 (0)115 84 67487
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics War and security World gibraltar Spanish Civil War Franco dictatorship archeology Tourism
  • David O'Brien

    Chinese identity and policy; the Chinese political system; social science methodologies
    +86 574 8818 0000 (Extension: 9421)
    Brexit Politics World China China policy Chinese politics
  • Dr David Norris

    Cultural, historical, linguistic and political issues relating to former Yugoslavia and its successor states (especially Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro).
    +44 (0)115 951 5828
    Arts and Culture Brexit History Politics World Former Yugoslavia Serbia Croatia Bosnia Montenegro history poltics
  • Dr Grant Dawson

    Conflict and civil wars, peace keeping and peace processes; international military intervention.Can comment on situations in Libya, Syria, China and the changing world orderThe uses of force with or without UN Security Council approval and 'new wars'
    +86 (0)574 8818 0559
    China History Politics War and security World civil war peacekeeping peace international military intervention War Un syria Libya China
  • Dr Nicola Pitchford

    mobile technologies, child development, basic skills, literacy, numeracy, primary school education, childhood cancer, preterm birth, childhood stroke, childhood deprivation, poverty, tablet technology, assisted learning, education, Malawi, South Africa, Brazil, childhood brain tumours
    +44 (0) 115 9515287
    Arts and Culture Children Education Health and Medicine Politics Science Technology World mobile technologies Child development basic skills Literacy numeracy primary school education childhood cancer preterm birth childhood stroke childhood deprivation poverty tablet technology assisted learning education Malawi South Africa Brazil childhood brain tumours
  • Professor Todd Landman

    Human rights in the world; global democracy; statistics and quantitative analysis; comparative analysis; US politics; Latin American politics.US political developments in domestic and foreign policy, elections, are relations, police violence; World politics with respect to trends and issues associated with democracy and human rights.
    +44 (0)7584615104, +44 (0)115 74 86270
    American Politics Business and economy Crime Law Politics Rights Lab World USA politics american politics democracy police violance human rights US political developments
  • Dr Lucy Jones

    Language, gender and sexuality; feminism and language; queer linguistics; gay and lesbian language; gender politics and language; youth LGBT identities
    +44 (0)7814524929
    Arts and Culture Politics Gender Language and Applied Linguistics sexuality feminism queer linguistics gay and lesbian LGBT
  • Dr Simon Toubeau

    British and European politics; in particular, matters relating to: the demands of nationalist parties like the SNP; the launching of independence referendums or campaigns witnessed in Scotland and Catalonia; and the processes of constitutional reform that devolve powers to regional governments. Related to this, he can comment on: the sources of Euro-scepticism in the UK and across European countries; the content of UK-EU negotiations following the 'Brexit' vote; the influence of 'Brexit' on devolved governments; and the attempts of devolved governments to secure their demands during Brexit negotiations; the influence of 'Brexit' on EU integration. Also able to comment on the outcome of regional elections and the content of regional public policy in the UK and other European countries.
    +44 (0)7435 158 429
    Politics Brexit EU referendum Scottish referendum European politics nationalist parties UK-EU negotiations
  • Professor Oliver Morrissey

    International trade policy: developing countries trade; trade agreements; WTO; EU-Africa trade International development: aid policy, effect of aid on developing countries; agriculture and trade in developing countries.
    +44 (0)115 951 54 75
    Brexit Business and economy Politics World Brexit International Trade Developing Countries Trade
  • Dr Paul Smith

    French politics: parliament and parties mostly, but also executive and leadership performance. Responses to Brexit negotiations and whether or not a Frexit is likely. French political leadership post-Brexit, both domestically and within the EU and how France will try to guide negotiations.
    +44 (0)115 951 5875, +44 (0)7792219931
    Politics World politics France French French politics Brexit Europe Paul Smith
  • Dr Louise Kettle

    Britain's relationship with the Middle East - the process of learning lessons from past experiences of intervention in the region.
    07714 216459
    Politics War and security World middle east history politics Security Conflict War
  • Dr Tony Fitzpatrick

    Theories and ideologies of the welfare state. Welfare reform. New labour. Basic/Citizens Income. Environmentalism. Local exchange and trading systems. Information and communication technologies and social policy. New genetics and social policy.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5230
    Politics World Theories ideologies Welfare State reform New Labour Citizens environmentalism trading exchange communication social policy
  • Dr Stephen Cope

    Public policy, particularly regulation of public services in the UK, local government/local governance, police reform, decision-making in government and rational choice theory.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8132 , +44 (0) 7946 366 717
    Politics World Public policy services uk Local Government police reform
  • Dr Caitlin Milazzo

    British politics, especially elections, campaigns, and political parties.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4848 , + 44 (0) 7900 808 489
    Politics politics British elections campaigns Parties
  • Professor Chris Pierson

    Property; contemporary welfare states; social policy.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4865 , +44 (0) 115 983 0118
    Politics property welfare States social policy Contemporary
  • Professor Sue Pryce

    Drug policy.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4794
    Politics drugs policy politics International Relations
  • Dr Matthew Rendall

    Climate ethics. The ethics of risk-imposition. Distributive justice. The precautionary principle. Utilitarianism.
    +44 (0) 115 846 6231
    Politics politics ethics climate justice Utilitarianism
  • Professor Mathew Humphrey

    Environmental politics, especially the ethics of and acceptability of forms of direct action protests such as the climate camp, sit ins, 'ecological sabotage', anti-roads protests etc. Ethics and political conflict — in democratic societies, how should citizens behave? Should we seek to make reasoned argument and pursue interests and beliefs through the ballot box or are more radical means, such as occupations, sit-ins, boycotting, attacks on property and even violence against the person, acceptable? Public attitudes to shale gas in the UK.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4864 , +44 (0) 7796 400 058
    Politics Environment politics ethics society climate change violence shale gas
  • Dr Lucy Sargisson

    Green politics. Direct action protests. Women's issues. Utopias and political utopianism. Intentional communities.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4870
    Politics politics Green women Gender feminism international
  • Dr David Stevens

    Civic education in multicultural societies (including National Curriculum). Citizenship. Information technology in society and questions of public policy for redressing economic imbalances caused by this impact.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4529
    Politics education Multicultural society citizenship
  • Dr Paul McGarr

    British and American diplomacy; Transatlantic relations; the Cold War; UK-India relations; US-India relations; public diplomacy; British decolonization; colonial iconography; foreign policy in India and Pakistan; cultural diplomacy; the British Council; the Central Intelligence Agency; Britain's intelligence and security services; India's intelligence agencies; the right to privacy and state-sponsored mass surveillance; government secrecy and Freedom of Information; political asylum; British soft power; historical memory and memorialisation.
    +44 (0) 115 823 2265 , +44 (0) 7941 322 845
    American Politics Arts and Culture Politics World British American transatlantic Relations Cold War India diplomacy Foreign Policy Pakistan Culture history
  • Professor Paul Heywood

    Political corruption. Southern Europe, especially Spain. Regional devolution. Democratic transitions. Terrorism ETA Basque.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4869 , +44 (0) 114 266 1190
    Brexit Politics political politics Corruption Europe spain regional devolution Terrorism Basque
  • Professor Neville Wylie

    International humanitarian intervention. Military affairs. Cold war and World War II. International Committee of the Red Cross. Switzerland - gold, refugees, neutrality. Special operations.
    +44 (0) 115 951 4795
    Politics politics Humanitarian Intervention military Cold War World War II Red Cross Switzerland refugees
  • Professor Cecile Yvonne Wright

    Education, health inequality, lifestyle, children/youth, family, welfare, women's interests, race relations, social class divide, community cohesion, politics and representation, crime and policing, American civil rights.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8710
    Arts and Culture Politics education inequality lifestyle family youth race social class crime politics civil rights American
  • Dr Rory Cormac

    Intelligence: activities of intelligence agencies in Britain and the US from espionage to torture; relationship between intelligence and policymakers ie, how intelligence is used and abused; intelligence and warning of attacks e.g terrorism; oversight of intelligence. Covert action: secret foreign policy; special operations; propaganda/political warfare/bribery etc.
    +44 (0) 115 748 4576
    Politics War and security World politics intelligence Britain us Relations propaganda Secret Covert
  • Ms Deborah Kitson

    Safeguarding procedures or vulnerable adults. Developing safer services.
    +44 (0) 115 951 5400
    Arts and Culture Politics sociology safeguarding Ann Craft Trust vulernable Vulnerable adults vulnerable people services
  • Professor Wyn Rees

    European security. Transatlantic security relations.
    +44 (0) 115 846 7510
    Politics politics International Relations Relations Security European transatlantic
  • Dr Pauline Eadie

    The Philippines, including politics, corruption, elections and 'People Power'; poverty ie. urban housing, population growth land reform; security including the Mindanao situation and terrorism, counter-terrorism and the Abu Sayyaf group; religion; the United States/Philippines relationship; migrant workers ie. overseas foreign workers. Disaster relief and rehabilitation.
    +44 (0) 7759544100
    Politics politics Philippines Corruption election population terroism overseas disaster relief
  • Dr Andrew Mumford

    Counter-insurgency warfare, especially British experience throughout colonial wars of the 20th-century, via Northern Ireland and culminating in contemporary involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. British and US political and military communities' perceptions and reactions to insurgent and terrorist groups.
    +44 (0) 115 846 8160
    Politics War and security warfare Terrorism politics International Relations War Iraq Northern Ireland Afghanistan conflicts
  • Professor Steven Fielding

    British politics/political history. The Labour Party. The representation of politicians and politics in films, on TV and in popular culture.
    +44 (0)115 9514857/07595 369364
    Brexit Politics politics British Politics political history Labour Party film Television popular culture
  • Dr Christopher Phelps

    American political history and elections. Labour relations and strikes, American and global. American intellectual and cultural history, including pragmatism and other currents of philosophy. Socialism, communism, Marxism, anarchism and radicalism and related movements worldwide. Twentieth-century American history, including the Great Depression and the 1960s. Race, racism and African-American history and thought, including the civil rights movement.
    +44 (0)115 9514211/+44 (0)1636 816045
    American Politics History Politics World America politics elections Labour relations strike action USA Culture philosophy Socialism Communism Marxism Anarchism Radicalism history Racism african-american civil rights race
  • Professor Andreas Bieler

    Globalisation. European integration. Trade unions. European industrial relations.
    +44 (0)115 9514492
    Brexit Business and economy Politics World globalisation Europe European Integration trade unions industrial relations
  • Dr Bettina Renz

    Russian defence and security policy; Russian military affairs, Russian foreign policy.
    +44 (0)115 951 4056
    Politics War and security World Russia Defence Security politics military Foreign Policy
  • Professor Aoife Nolan

    Children's rights, austerity, poverty and human rights. She has also done work on human rights and housing, education and social security. Her research focuses on the UK, Ireland, South Africa, India, the US and Latin America.
    +44 (0)115 951 5737
    Children Law Politics World children Austerity poverty human rights law Housing education social security Law welfare uk ireland South Africa India us Latin America
  • Dr Adam Swain

    Political and economic developments in Ukraine and in Hungary. The East European automotive industry. History of geography.
    0115 951 5730/0115 941 7775
    Politics World Ukraine hungary automotive industry Geography cars
  • Professor Peter Ling

    African American history. American history. Non-violence and social justice. Martin Luther King Jnr and political education in the civil rights movement. John F Kennedy. Kennedy assassination. Historic commemorations. Gun control in the US.
    +44 (0)115 951 4268
    American Politics Arts and Culture Crime History Politics World African American history social justice civil rights Martin Luther King Jnr political education John F Kennedy assassination commemorations gun control us
  • Professor Zoe Trodd

    Protest and social justice; contemporary slavery and human trafficking; American and British historic slavery and abolitionism. Professor Trodd is Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, Co-Director of the university's Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice, and a member of the board of Historians Against Slavery.
    07539 318181
    Arts and Culture History Politics Rights Lab Protest social justice Contemporary Slavery human trafficking American and British slavery civil rights Racism segregation and lynching gay rights photography America Literature American Civil War memory memorialisation

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