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Dr Craig McLean

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Before entering academia Craig worked for seven years within the security industry. Craig gained his first degree at Northumbria, during which time he spent two semesters at the University of Bremen as part of the Socrates/Erasmus exchange programme. Craig undertook an MA and PhD at Newcastle University, the latter of which examined the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy in the UK and Germany.

Craig McLean

Key Publications

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  • Exploring the Relationship between Neoliberalism and Homicide, Mclean, C., Long, M., Stretesky, P., Lynch, M., Hall, S. 2019, In: International Journal of Sociology
  • The precautionary principle at work, Patterson, A., McLean, C. 1 Jun 2019, In: Science and Public Policy
  • The regulation of risk, Patterson, A., McLean, C. 1 Feb 2018, In: Science and Public Policy
  • League of Arab States (LAS), McLean, C. 18 Jul 2016, International Organisations and the Rise of ISIL, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • League of Arab States (LAS), Patterson, A., McLean, C. 24 Apr 2015, International Organisations and the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect, Abingdon, Taylor & Francis
  • The Challenges of Information and Communication Technologies for Transnational Efforts at Homeland Security Education, Silander, D., McLean, C., Wallace, D. Jan 2013, In: Journal of Applied Security Research
  • The precautionary principle in international relations: constructing foreign and defense policy in an age of uncertainty, McLean, C., Patterson, A. 2012
  • The regulation of risk: Mobile phones and the siting of phone masts - the UK experience, McLean, C., Patterson, A. 2012, In: Science and Public Policy
  • Transnational & Comparative Curricular Offerings in U.S. Post-Baccalaureate Programs: Benchmarking a Link from the U.S. to the EU in Homeland Security Education, Wallace, D., McLean, C., Parrish, W., Soppitt, S., Silander, D. 2011, In: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Misleading and dangerous: the use of the precautionary principle in foreign policy debates, Patterson, A., McLean, C. Jan 2010, In: Medicine, Conflict and Survival


  • Politics PhD December 11 2006
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Politics MA December 09 2002
  • European CommunityStudies BA (Hons) July 30 2001
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2002

PGR Supervision

Kenneth Reidy The Accidental Ambassadors: Implications of Benevolent Radicalization Start: 01/10/2015


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