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Paul Dixon

Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester

Professor Paul Dixon is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leicester and Visiting Professor in the Department of History, Birkbeck College, University of London.

He has taught at the Universities of Ulster, Leeds, Luton, Queen's University Belfast, Kingston, Sciences Po Lille and Leicester. He is editor of 'The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan' (Palgrave 2012), (with Eamonn O'Kane) 'Northern Ireland Since 1969' (Pearson 2011), 'Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace' (Palgrave, 2nd edition, 2008) 'Warrior Nation: War, Militarisation and British Democracy' (Forceswatch 2018), and 'Performing the Northern Ireland Peace Process: In Defence of Politics' (Palgrave 2018). He has completed the manuscript of a book 'The Authoritarian Temptation: The Iraq and Afghan Wars and the Militarisation of British Democracy'.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 2022–2023
    Teaching Fellow, University of Leicester
  • 2005–2017
    Professor of Politics and International Studies, Kingston University
  • 2004–2005
    Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • 1997–2005
    Lecturer in Government and Politics, University of Ulster
  • 1995–1997
    Lecturer in Politics, University of Leeds
  • 1993–1994
    Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Luton (now Bedfordshire)


    University of Bradford, PhD
    University of Manchester, BA Hons