Dr Louise Kettle FRHistS

Associate Fellow; Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Nottingham


Dr Louise Kettle is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Her research is focused on Britain’s foreign and security relationship with the Middle East across the twentieth century and up to the present day. Her current research is examining British-Iranian relations.

She earned her PhD from the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations, with a thesis on how Britain learns from its history of military interventions in the Middle East.

Her recent publications have focused on the role of the Policy Planning Staff in the creation of British foreign policy and Britain’s security relationship with the Middle East post-Brexit.

She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, sits on the editorial board of I.B. Tauris’ Contemporary Warfare series and has spent a month working with the British Army’s Lessons Team. She has provided consultancy for national newspapers, appeared on television documentaries, and written for and appeared across a number of media outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, ITV, Channel 4, The Guardian and The Conversation.

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