Experts Guide

Welcome to the University of Leicester's Experts Guide.

Our internationally renowned academics have a wealth of expertise on a wide range of topics and current issues. From experts on alien life and football hooliganism to European politics and social media communications we pride ourselves on the breadth and variety of experience available within our academic departments.

This database hosts a variety of academics at the University who welcome enquiries from journalists. The database includes their contact information and a useful breakdown of their research interests to help journalists find the right academic for the job.

Many of our academics write regularly for Think: Leicester, the University's platform for independent opinion pieces, in response to topical news.

Featured Academic

Dr Rob Dover




Dr Robert Dover FHEA is a Senior Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

He has recently written several opinion pieces on topical news, including Four lessons from Chilcot and the Iraq War, Tony Blair is right: Prime Ministers must be allowed to take difficult decisions, 'Theresa May, Prime Minister: Encore the Iron Lady?' and 'The UK very poorly understands Russia's motivations and positioning'.

Please make use of the below search function to track down other academics who can help you with your media enquiry.

How to search?

You can search by subject keyword(s) (e.g. climate change, politics) or by surname.


You can also search our experts by School and Department.

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