The School is world renowned for its research in international relations. Current transformations in world politics—from the shift in power from the ‘West’ to the ‘East’ and the rise of militant transnational actors, to the restructuring of the world economy and the new politics of religion—are challenging what constitutes ‘international relations’, undermining our established concepts and theories, and raising profound historical and ethical questions about global change.

Understanding this dynamic political universe animates the School’s research in international relations. The issues that interest us are diverse and constantly changing. Some are firmly located in the established fields of international security, international political economy, global governance, and international theory. Others, like visual politics, emotions and world politics, human protection, and cultural diversity and international order, push into new or neglected areas.

Our IR community is home to some of the world’s leading scholars as well as a wealth of highly talented early and mid-career scholars. All of these are active in the global IR community, playing leading roles in the International Studies Association and editing premier journals and book series with Cambridge and Oxford University Presses.

 

  • Political Theory
  • Security
  • International Institutions
  • Environmental Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Asia-Pacific
  • International History
  • International Intellectual History
  • International Ethics
  • Gender
  • Post-colonialism
  • Development studies
  • Strategic Studies

 

Atomic Dome by Brian MacNamara

 


  • Professor Alexander Bellamy

    Director Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Director, Asia Pacific Centre
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Roland Bleiker

    Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Ian Clark

    Honorary Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Melissa Curley

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
    Director Rotary Program
  • Associate Professor Richard Devetak

    Head of School
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Tim Dunne

    Executive Dean,
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Professor and Senior Researcher
    Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

    Associate Director Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs
    Assoc Director, Grad Centre (G&IS)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Marianne Hanson

    Reader
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Emma Hutchison

    UQ Post Doctoral Research Fellow
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sebastian Kaempf

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Matt McDonald

    Associate Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Frank Mols

    Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Noel Morada

    Director (Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building) Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Director (Regional)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Jacinta O'Hagan

    Director Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs
    Director, Graduate Centre (G&IA)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Phil Orchard

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Sarah Percy

    Deputy Director Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs
    Deputy Director, Grad Centre (G&IA)
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Andrew Phillips

    Chair Engagemnet Committee
    Associate Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Heather Rae

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Professor Christian Reus-Smit

    Chair Research Committee
    Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Emily Tannock

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sarah Teitt

    Deputy Director Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)
    Deputy Director Asia Pacific Centre
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Heloise Weber

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Martin Weber

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Jeni Whalan

    Senior Research Fellow (DECRA)
    School of Political Science and International Studies