Researcher biography

Tim Dunne is Pro-Vice Chancellor at The University of Queensland (UQ). He is also a Senior Researcher at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P). Previously, he was Director of Research for the Centre from 2010-2014.

Prior to moving to Queensland, he was Professor of International Relations, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, then Dean of the Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, from 2003-2010. He began his career at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth after completing doctoral training at the University of Oxford.

In his research, Tim has sought to make a contribution to the following areas of IR scholarship: first, he has advanced the claim – now widely accepted – that the study of international society constitutes a distinct perspective in the field (see his 1998 book); second, he has sought to bridge normative theory and foreign policy; third, with Ken Booth he has written and edited two books (2002, 2012) that examine how far 9/11 changed the configuration of world order. He is a widely published author, having authored and edited ten books and over fifty articles and chapters.

Tim has extensive experience as an editor, including the European Journal of International Relations (2008-2013), edited with Colin Wight and Lene Hansen; the Review of International Studies, edited with Michael Cox and Ken Booth; and two major Oxford University Press textbooks that have shaped the teaching of IR in theory and foreign policy analysis, both with new editions in 2016. In addition to traditional academic publications, Tim is a regular blogger for high profile websites, including the Conversation (Melbourne), Open Democracy (London), The Interpreter (Sydney), and the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (New York). He has also been published in The Australian, the Financial Review, and The Guardian. You can follow him on Twitter: