Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Dr Archie Simpson

A Teaching Fellow with specialisms in small states, European politics and international security.

Teaching Fellow in Politics & International RelationsMA (Hons), M.Ed., MA, M.Res., PhD

1WN 2.28a
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4623


Before coming to the University of Bath, I graduated from the Universities of Aberdeen and Hull.  My Doctoral thesis explored the survival of the European micro-states in international politics.  

Since graduating from Aberdeen, I have worked at a number of Universities as a teaching fellow, teaching assistant or teaching associate.  This includes teaching at the University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, University of Aberdeen and University of Nottingham.    I have taught on a variety of modules over the years including those on IR theory, International Security, Democracy, Political Concepts, Nuclear Weapons and Intelligence and National Security.

In 2013, I won a teaching prize for ‘most accessible teaching’ at the University of Aberdeen and I was also nominated in the ‘best dissertation supervisor’ category.

I am a founding member of the Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland, and I have been asked to deliver lectures at their annual summer school on a number of occasions.  I am also a member of the Political Studies Association (PSA) and British International Studies Association (BISA).

I currently have two book contracts, both on small states.

Research interests

  • Small States
  • European politics, broadly defined
  • International Relations
  • Secret Intelligence
  • International Security