School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature


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Dr Theresa Callan

  • Qualifications: PhD Politics (1993), BA (Hons) Politics (1989), FHEA
  • Role Title: Head of Department / Principal Lecturer in International Relations
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6173
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  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


I was appointed Interim Head of Department in 2017.  Before that, I was the Associate Dean (Students) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2015-2017) and earlier still, Subject Area Leader for Politics & International Relations.   As Interim Head of Department, I am responsible for the teaching, research, and strategic planning for the School. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach Ethnic Conflict Resolution, a core unit on our BA(HONS) International Relations Programme. 


Areas of research interest and supervision:

  • Ethnic Conflict
  • International Relations Theory
  • Student Experience
  • Learning, Teaching, and Assessment

Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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