Dr Neil Winn

Dr Neil Winn


My work lies at the intersection of international relations and European politics. I am interested in European international relations in particular, and emphasise an interdisciplinary approach in my work.


  • MA Dissertation Co-ordinator

Research interests

I have interests in the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union and the international relations of Europe in general. I have also published work in EU foreign and security policy, EU conflict resolution, EU global strategy, and EU security and development policy. I also have interests in intelligence and foreign policy analysis.

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  • PhD International Relations
  • MA European Politics
  • BA Politics with Law

Professional memberships

  • BISA
  • EUSA
  • EISA
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Student education

My teaching interests lie at the intersection of international relations and European politics. I teach undergraduate modules in Europe in the World and postgraduate modules in European Defence and Security Analysis. I currently direct the MA dissertation module and MA induction module. In the past I have been Director of Learning of Teaching and Director of Student Education in the School of Politics and International Studies. I have also taught at KU Leuven and the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Current postgraduate researchers

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