Gregory Stiles

Gregory Stiles


I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the School of Politics and International Studies and I am also the Editor of Global Policy: Next Generation, a peer-reviewed annual issue of the journal Global Policy that is designed to facilitate and support Early Career Researchers through the academic publishing process.

I previously studied at the University of Sheffield for both my BA, and Masters degrees, prior to that I studied at the University of Portsmouth for my Access to Higher Education qualification. Before entering Higher Education I worked in the private sector for a decade.

Previous Teaching: International Relations Theory, Contemporary Security Challenges, U.S. Foreign Policy, Oppression and Resistance, Introduction to Security Studies.

I have also previously been a Study Skills Tutor at the University of Sheffield teaching Undergraduate, Masters, and PGR students research skills and training.

Recent publications:

(2021) 'Teaching Global Citizenship: The Global Leadership Initiative, its Impact and Challenges', Global Policy

(2018) 'Mapping epidemics: securitisation, risk and geopolitics' in P. Bargues-Pedreny, D. Chandler, and E. Simon (eds.) Mapping and Politics in the Digital Age, Routledge

(2019) Book Review: 'From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals' in Global Policy

Research interests

My research focuses upon the development and evolution of the G7 and G20 Summits and their relationship with the maintenance of international order. I am primarily using an English School theoretical framework in which I unpack the relationship between the G-Summits and the evolving concept of International Society.

I have a background in International Relations, specifically International Relations Theory, as well as Security Studies. I also have a Masters degree in European Governance and a research background in the evolving diplomatic and foreign policy relationship between the EU and Russia.

My work as Editor of Global Policy: Next Generation is focused upon providing opportunities and access, as well as editorial mentorship, to ECRs in order to facilitate the publication of ground breaking research on-par with the most rigorous of academic journals. The GPNG team and I have now successfully published two editions of GPNG and the third will be published in Spring 2022. View the research articles and policy insights from the first two editions.


  • BA International Relations & Politics (First Class), University of Sheffield
  • MA European Law, Governance & Politics (Distinction), University of Sheffield
  • MA Social Research (Merit), University of Sheffield