Professor Bill Durodié
chair of international relations, former head of department, University of Bath

Bill joined the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath in 2014. He previously held posts in Canada and in Singapore, as well as at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and in the War Studies Group of King’s College London.

In September 2014, Bill was officially invested as a visiting professor to the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai – one of China’s four, top-level ‘Party Schools’. He was an associate fellow of the International Security Programme at Chatham House (Europe’s leading think-tank) in London for over a decade.

Bill was educated at Imperial College, the London School of Economics and New College Oxford, receiving his PhD through the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management of Middlesex University. His main research interest is to examine the causes and consequences of contemporary perceptions of risk, as well as how these are framed and communicated across a range of issues relating to security, science and society.

He is currently conducting a review of literature on the links between terrorism and mental health for The Lancet. He has been named as giving this year’s Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Science Lecture on behalf of the Imperial College Institute for Security Science and Technology.



Saturday 28 October, 14:00 Cinema 1
Safety first: do we live in a ‘cotton-wool society’?