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Amelia Hadfield, Prof

University of Surrey, Department of Politics

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Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

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 the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the VUB and the IES. Amelia is a long-standing Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs, researching, teaching, consulting & postgrad supervising on EU foreign policy, EU-UK relations. 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), EU relations with the US and Canada, Arctic & northern governance issues, and European energy governance. Additional areas of interest include foreign policy analysis, international and diplomatic history, International Relations theory, the Commonwealth and EU education policy. Amelia is regularly called upon as a guest speaker, external supervisor, research partner, consultant and media pundit.