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 of International relations, Peace Studies and Political Theory
  • Professor Ian Clark

    Honorary Professor
  • Dr Melissa Curley

    Director Rotary Program, Coordinator Masters of International Relations/ Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies Applied Fieldwork Experience
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Richard Devetak

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

    Pro-Vice Chancellor
    Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor
    Professor and Senior Researcher
    Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

    Program Convenor postgraduate: Masters of International Relations
    Associate Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Marianne Hanson

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

    UQ Research Fellow, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sebastian Kaempf

    Director of Research Training for Higher Degree Research
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Associate Professor Matt McDonald

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

    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
    Coordinator undergraduate Internship course
  • 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 (on Special Studies Program, Sem 2, 2019)
    Associate Professor
    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 POLSIS Research Committee, Major Convenor undergraduate: International Relations
    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 of International Relations, Chair Research Committee
    Professor
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Richard Shapcott

    (On leave Sem 2, 2019)
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
  • Dr Sarah Teitt

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

    Senior Lecturer & Honours Frontiers of Research Coordinator
    School of Political Science and International Studies
    Coordinator undergraduate Bachelor of Social Science major: Development
  • Dr Martin Weber

    Senior Lecturer & Chair of POLSIS Engagement Committee
    School of Political Science and International Studies