Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Elliot Winter

Degree Programme Director (UG); Lecturer in International Law


I am a legal academic specialising in international humanitarian law based at Newcastle University. I conduct research, teach, and act as director of undergraduate programmes. Previously, I have been based at Glasgow University and seconded to Pittsburgh University. Before entering academia, I qualified as a solicitor with a leading law firm where I litigated on behalf of clients including the UK Government, the Scottish Government and local authorities. 



I teach international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict), world trade law and general public international law on the master's programmes. I create curricula, deliver lectures and seminars, set and mark exam papers and provide academic and pastoral support. In the past, I have taught contract law, tort law, private international law, corporate law and criminal law.

I am the director of undergraduate programmes with responsibility for the day-to-day operation of bachelor's degrees, I chair the undergraduate Board of Studies and I am a member of the Law School Executive Board.


I research international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict) and, in particular, the evolution of its core principles in light of new military technologies. I publish academic articles in this field and disseminate my findings at conferences and via guest lectures. I also deliver training to military personnel and have worked with members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.