I have extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My main teaching interests are in international relations, foreign policy analysis, the domestic politics of foreign policy, international communication, British foreign policy and the history of the War on Terrorism.


In 2015 I was awarded the LSE Student-Led Teaching Award for Sharing Subject Knowledge. I was one of eight LSE staff members recognized in this manner, out of over five hundred nominees from a teaching staff of over three thousand. A student-led panel selected award winners from amongst staff nominated by their students.

I previously received the 2014 LSE International Relations Department class teaching prize (one of two awarded each year). I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from LSE and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have only one inviolable rule I expect my students to follow: They must challenge everything they are told. Especially if it is told to them by a white man in a position of institutional authority. One day I will get a response to this rule other than “OK!” followed by everyone writing down what I just told them. One day…


I presently teach the following courses:

Research students: Workshop in Foreign Policy.

Taught graduate Students: Lectures in the domestic politics of foreign policy and British foreign policy, seminars in International Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis.

Undergraduate Students: Lectures in British foreign policy, seminars in Foreign Policy Analysis.

Guest lectures, etc.

In November 2015 I took part in a panel discussion on Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy alongside Professor Mary Kaldor, Professor Toby Dodge and the journalist Peter Oborne.

I have given guest lectures on ‘War in a media age’ and ‘Media and Foreign Policy Analysis’ at Regent’s University, London.

I also gave a guest presentation on the grand strategy of the United Kingdom at the LSE IR Department’s annual away weekend at Cumberland Lodge in November 2014, and participated in a roundtable discussion on 21st century warfare at the 2015 weekend.

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