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School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Andreas Papamichail, BA (Sheffield), MA (Sheffield), PhD (St Andrews)


Lecturer in Global Health & International Relations

Room Number: Arts One, Room 2.26
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm (in person) & Fridays 1-2pm (virtual)


Andreas joined Queen Mary at the start of the 2019/20 academic year, having previously worked as a Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at King’s College London. He obtained his PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews in 2018, for a thesis entitled ‘Structural Violence and the Paradox of Humanitarian Intervention’. While completing his PhD, Andreas worked as a consultant for the Regional Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa on several projects focusing on health in eastern and southern Africa. At King’s, he worked with colleagues across institutions in the UK, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey on the R4HC-MENA research partnership.

Both his teaching and research interests lie at the interface of International Relations and Global Health. He is a fellow of Advance HE (previously the Higher Education Academy) and, while at King’s, won a university-wide award for inclusive education.

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Undergraduate Teaching

POL257 The International Politics of the Developing World

Postgraduate Teaching

POLM024 Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Themes

POLM026 Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development

POLM059 Approaches to Political Economy


Research Interests:

Andreas’ research interests lie at the interface of International Relations and Global Health, with a focus on how health and security practices interact, the health impacts of conflict, and global health governance. He also examines issues around conflict, atrocity crimes, humanitarian intervention and structural violence from an international political theory perspective and is particularly interested in critical and post-universal cosmopolitan thought and how it applies to these issues.


Papamichail, A. (2021) ‘The global politics of health security before, during, and after COVID-19’, Ethics & International Affairs, 35 (3): 467-481.

Papamichail, A. (2021) ‘COVID-19 and the Limits of the Health/Security Nexus’, International Studies Review, 0, pp. 3-6.

El Achi, N., G. Honein-Abouhaidar, A. Rizk, E. Kobeissi, A. Papamichail, K. Meagher, A. Ekzayez, G.S. Abu-Sittah, & P. Patel (2020) ‘Assessing the capacity for conflict and health research in Lebanon: A qualitative study’, Conflict and Health, 14: 59.

Papamichail, A. and A.F. Lang, Jr. (2019) ‘Ethics and security’. In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

El Achi, N., A. Papamichail, A. Rizk, H. Lindsey, M. Menassa, R. Abdul-Khalek, A. Ekzayez, O. Dewachi, & P. Patel (2019) ‘A conceptual framework for capacity strengthening of health research in conflict: The case of the Middle East and North Africa region’, Globalization and Health, 15: 81.

Ekzayez, K., M. D. Flecknoe, L. Lillywhite, P. Patel, A. Papamichail & H. Elbahtimy (2019) ‘Chemical Weapons and public health: assessing impact and responses’, Journal of Public Health.

Bowsher, G., A. Papamichail, N. El Achi, B. Roberts, R. Sullivan, P. Patel (2019) ‘Research capacity strengthening for health in conflict: A review of lessons from Low and Middle-Income Countries’, Globalization and Health, 15: 23.

Papamichail, A. and H. Partis-Jennings (2016) ‘Why common humanity? Framing the Responsibility to Protect as a common response’, International Politics, 53 (1): 83-100.

Brown, G.W., R. Loewenson, M. Modisenyane, A. Papamichail and B. Cinar (2015) 'Business as usual? The role of BRICS co-operation in addressing health system priorities in East and Southern Africa', Journal of Health Diplomacy, 1 (3): pp. 1-23.

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