Dr Laura Considine

Dr Laura Considine


I am an Associate Professor of International Politics specialising in Global Nuclear Politics. I received my M.Litt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews in 2010 and my PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in 2014.



  • Director, Centre for Global Security Challenges

Research interests

My research interests include issues of language and meaning in the politics of nuclear weapons. I have published research on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and the role of langauge and narrative in international politics. I have also published research on trust in international politics. I am currently working on a project on the role of gender in nuclear weapons politics and on a project on how to understand the everyday impacts of nuclear weapons.

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Student education

I teach on subjects including the politics of nuclear weapons, security studies and international relations theory. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Global Security Challenges

Current postgraduate researchers

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