About the Expert
I am Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK, and a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, which promotes teaching excellence. I've got over 10 years experience of research and teaching in International Relations. I am currently working on my second book, which concerns European - Russian relations following the recent conflict in Ukraine. My research articles are published regularly in some of the world's leading academic journals. I teach hundreds of students every year, and in 2015 my efforts were recognized with a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for innovation in teaching international politics. I am always friendly and approachable for my students, because I admire everyone open to learning new knowledge and skills.