Dr Helen Dexter

Director of Distance LearningDr Helen Dexter

Associate Professor of International Politics

Personal details

I hold a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Manchester.

Before joining the University of Leicester in November 2011, I was Lecturer in International Relations at The University of Manchester, Teaching Fellow in International Politics at Keele University and Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Salford.


I teach distance learning modules in the area of security, war and ethics.



My research interests include:

  • Political violence
  • The nature and logic of violence
  • The categorizing of war and conflict
  • Ethics and law in the context of war
  • Narrative approaches to international politics

I am co-convenor of the British International Studies Association Working Group for Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Share this page:

Contact Details

School of Politics and International Relations

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702
Email: HyPIR@le.ac.uk


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Attenborough Tower.

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Masters Excellence Scholarships

The Masters Excellence Studentships are available to new UK/EU applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree in our College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities starting in the 2020-21 academic year. Four nine-month Masters Excellence studentships are available, each providing a full fee waiver. The deadline for applications is 29 May 2020.

Follow this link for more information.