The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Richard Dodgson

Lecturer in International Politics


I am the MA Degree Programme Director (DPD) and Director of Postgraduate Teaching and in the Department of Politics.

Academic and professional background

I completed a MA and PhD in the Department of Politics at Newcastle University in the 1990s. Upon completion of my PhD I joined the Health Policy Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Senior Research Assistant. Between 2000 and 2010, I worked as a researcher in the higher education and public sectors in the North East of England. I also taught at Northumbria University and for the Open University. I came back to the Department of Politics in January 2011 as a teaching assistant and in August 2016 I was appointed to the post of Lecturer.

Areas of expertise

  • The United Nations
  • Global governance
  • Political economy
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Module leader for:

POL8041 Thinking about Politics

POL8018 The State in the International Political Economy

POL8059 The United Nations and Global Governance

POL8098 and POL8099 MA Dissertation



I recently wrote a short piece on poverty, inequality and economics for The Conversation, which you can find here: