Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Elliot Winter

Lecturer in International Law


I am a lawyer and academic specialising in international humanitarian law. I conduct research, teach and deliver external training in this field. My research has featured in leading journals, including those published by both Oxford and Cambridge University Press. I have taught in the United Kingdom and United States. I have delivered training for the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.


I teach international humanitarian law, 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 to students (from undergraduates to Ph.D candidates). In the past, I have taught contract law, tort law, private international law, corporate law and criminal law. Beyond university, I deliver international law training to personnel in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

I am the Director of Career Placements with responsibility for developing enriching work experience opportunities for students in collaboration with employers. Thereafter, I match students with roles, ensure placements run to a high standard and debrief students after completion to identify any scope for future improvements. Previously, I have served as Degree Programme Director for all undergraduate studies in the Law School and also as Deputy Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching.


I research international humanitarian law and, in particular, its intersection with new military technologies. I write academic articles in this field and have contributed major pieces to highly distinguished journals including the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford UP) and International and Comparative Law Quarterly (Cambridge UP). I also disseminate my research at conferences and via guest lectures in the UK and internationally.