Lance Davies

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in International Relations

About Me

I joined the History and International Relations team in January 2019. Prior to my appointment at Staffordshire, I was Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. I hold a PhD in International Relations (2017) from the University of Birmingham, and an MA and BA in War and Society from Swansea University.


  • PhD International Relations (2017)
    Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham.
  • MA War and Society (2010)
    Swansea University

  • BA War and Society (2009)
    Swansea University

Research Interests

  • Russian foreign and security policy
  • Intervention, Responsibility to Protect and peacekeeping
  • European security governance
  • Institutionalism and defence cooperation (with a focus on the Anglo-American relationship)



Current Teaching

I teach on the following Distance Learning modules

  • International Relations (Level 4)
  • International Security (Level 7)
  • Issues in International Security (Level 7)
  • Russian Foreign and Security Policy (Level 7, forthcoming academic year, 2019-2020)
  • Security Governance (Level 7, forthcoming academic year, 2019-2020).


Postgraduate supervision
Andy Spour

Deliver several 2-3 day specialised short courses for the Ministry of Defence throughout the academic year.