Dr Eglantine Staunton

Dr Eglantine Staunton


I joined POLIS in January 2017 after completing my PhD at the University of Queensland in 2016. Previously, I completed a MA in International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution) at the University of Queensland, after graduating from Sciences Po in France.

I am part of the executive team of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P), which is based at the University of Leeds.

Additionally, I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of Queensland (Australia).

Research interests

My research interests are: 

  • human protection;
  • the Responsibility to Protect;
  • France's foreign policy,
  • the EU’s foreign policy;
  • the United Nations Security Council;
  • and norm diffusion. 
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  • PhD in International Relations, University of Queensland
  • Master in Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Queensland

Professional memberships

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Academic friends of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)

Student education

I am an award winning teacher who has taught on a wide variety of modules and has an outstanding record of teaching innovation. 

I currently teach on the following modules:
• PIED1511: International Politics
• PIED3502: The Responsibility to Protect
• FOAR2000: Faculty of Arts Research Placement.

Research groups and institutes

  • European Centre for Responsibility to Protect
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