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Global Policy North Network

Global Policy North is a consortium of scholars from various disciplines and universities, working on a range of global governance and global policy issues. The purpose of GP North is to create a forum for collaborative and innovative research, publishing, teaching and outreach.

Building a Northern Network of Expertise

By bringing together experts from Northern Universities, GP North will deliver research collaboration and cutting-edge analysis on pressing global collective action problems. To do this, GP North provides a networked platform for Northern academics and practitioners to extend the scope and scale of their research agendas through coordination and collaboration.

With offices at Durham University, GP North will shape new research directions spanning a number of key disciplines - public and private policy making, global politics, international relations, international political economy, and international law. Our joined-up approach enables a better understanding of policy options and policy innovations in a rapidly changing global context. We expect this will translate into meaningful impact in academic and policy terms.

Global Policy North Members


Name of member Institution
Dr Lucy Abbott The University of Edinburgh
Ms Anjalika Bardalai TheCityUK
Dr Vincenzo Bavoso The University of Manchester
Mr Simon Bowens  Friends of the Earth
Professor Garrett Wallace Brown  University of Leeds 
Dr Duika Burges-Watson  Newcastle University
Dr Can Cinar  Durham University
Professor Richard Cookson University of York
Professor Hugo Dobson University of Sheffield
Professor Ming Du Durham University
Dr Jappe Eckhardt University of York
Mr Jack Edmunds-Coopey Durham University
Professor Anoush Ehteshami Durham University
Dr Benjamin Faude Newcastle University
Dr Cameron Harrington Durham University
Dr Graham Harrison Durham University
Ms Nicola Haysey ICF
Professor Gleider Hernandez Leuven
Professor David Hunter Newcastle University
Dr Andrew Judge University of Glasgow
Professor Eileen Kaner Newcastle University 
Ms Alison Lundbeck University of Leeds
Professor Muiris MacCarthaigh Queen's University Belfast
Rt Hon. Alan Milburn AM Strategy
Professor Peter Moizer University of Leeds
Mr Jonny Mood National Audit Office
Ms Gill Morris DevoConnect
Dr Kyriaki Nanou Durham University
Dr Eva-Maria Nag Durham University
Professor Allyson Pollock Newcastle University
Dr Sophia Price Leeds Beckett University
Dr Or Raviv Leeds Beckett University
Dr Caitlin Robinson Newcastle University
Dr Antonio Savoia University of Manchester
Professor Ted Schrecker Newcastle University
Professor Robert Schuetze Durham University
Dr Mark Shaw Durham University
Mr Ben Shingler Durham University
Mr Greg Stiles University of Leeds
Dr Jack Taggart Queen's University Belfast
Sir David Warren University of Sheffield
Dr Alex Waterman University of Leeds
Professor John Williams Durham University
Dr Neil Winn University of Leeds
Dr James Worrall University of Leeds

To join our network, please complete the membership registration form. If you have any queries, please direct them to the Global Policy Institute Co-Director Dr Kyriaki Nanou and Deputy Director Dr Kavi Joseph Abraham.   

Global Policy Next Generation 

One of the first Global Policy North initiatives was the creation of Global Policy Next Generation, a fifth annual edition of Global Policy Journal. Edited by postgraduate students based in the Global Policy North collaborating universities, the issue is held to the same rigorous academic standards as the regular Journal. The aim is to seek out the next generation of ground-breaking research in global policymaking from early career researchers.

Thesis Prize 

This annual award was created in 2018 in memory of Mrs Radhabai Nanwani.

The Prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding thesis with a focus on:

  • public and private policymaking,
  • global health,
  • global public goods,
  • international relations,
  • international political economy,
  • international law.

The award is for £300 and the recipient will also receive a framed certificate. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to be mentored by a member of the Global Policy North Steering Group on how to prepare his/her research for publication in Global Policy.