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Professor Alan Collins

Professor Alan Collins

Professor, Politics, Philosophy and International Relations

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+44 (0) 1792 513103

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Office - 005
Ground Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Alan joined the Department in 1999 and is a Professor of International Relations. Prior to this he was a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he also completed his PhD. He has held visiting fellow positions at the The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He works in the field of international security, with a specialist interest in Southeast Asian security, and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). He is the author of four single authored books, and is the editor of Contemporary Security Studies (Oxford University Press), a leading global textbook in international Security.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Theories of International Security
  • Security Dilemma
  • Constructivism
  • Securitization
  • Southeast Asian Security