Adrian Gallagher

Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Leeds

My research interests lie broadly in International Relations Theory (principally the English School), Genocide Studies, and the Responsibility to Protect which is a multifaceted agreement that sets out to protect populations from four crimes, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. I teach around 200 second year undergraduates IR theory and 90 third year students the Responsibility to Protect.

I am Co-Director of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect ( and Editor in Chief of the journal, Global Responsibility to Protect (

I have supervised around ten PhD students and am always open to discuss potential topics on mass violence and/or IR theory.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Security Studies and Research Methods, University of Leeds