I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007, and currently I am a Reader in International Relations. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick, and previously worked at the University of Sheffield. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.
In addition to commentaries and book chapters, I have published widely in a number of academic journals, including International Security, The Journal of Peace Research, Ethics and International Affairs, and Cooperation and Conflict. I am author/editor of the following books; The Responsibility to Protect and Hollow Norms (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018); Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2017. Co-editor); Libya, The Responsibility to Protect, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Co-editor); Humanitarian Intervention: An Introduction 2nd Edition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); International Law, Security and Ethics (Routledge, 2010 & 2014. Co-editor); Kosovo, Intervention and Statebuilding (Routledge, 2010. Editor); Humanitarian Intervention after Kosovo (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Statebuilding: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2007 & 2009. Co-editor).