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:

POL 2094 The United Nations

POL 8041 Thinking about Politics

POL 8018 The State in the International Political Economy

POL 8098 and POL 8099 MA Dissertation



You can find further information on my research and publications here -

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