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Amelia Hadfield, Dr

Canterbury Christ Church University, School of Psychology, Politics & Sociology

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United Kingdom

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Politics & International Relations


Amelia is regularly called upon to comment on a wide range of EU foreign affairs, including the work of the European External Action Service (EEAS), UK and EU security and defence, EU energy security and Neighborhood Policy. She has frequently appeared on national and regional media sources to discuss issues surrounding energy security and EU foreign policy.


Amelia joined CCCU in September 2013, after enjoying work in Brussels at the VUB and the IES. She was awarded a second Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs in August 2014 for her 3-year programme of cutting edge teaching, learning, research and debate at Canterbury Christ Church University. In addition to founding the Energy and Governance Group at CCCU, Amelia was also recently made a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA). Amelia combines research, teaching, consultancy and doctoral supervision on key aspects of European foreign affairs. Her areas of expertise include Common Security and Defence Policy, EU-Russia Energy Relations, EU Neighbourhood Policy, EU Development policy (with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa), the strategic role of the Arctic, and the role of energy security within the broader framework of EU foreign policy, and energy governance. Additional areas of interest include foreign policy analysis, international and diplomatic history, International Relations theory, the Commonwealth and a burgeoning curiosity in EU education policy.