Dr Eglantine Staunton

BA, MA (Sciences Po), MA (UQ), PhD (UQ)
Research Fellow (Lecturer)
College of Asia & the Pacific
T: +61 2 6125 9033

Research interests

  • Human protection (in particular, atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect),
  • Norm diffusion,
  • France’s foreign policy,
  • The UN Security Council,
  • The EU’s foreign policy.


Eglantine is a Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Department of International Relations. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (University of Queensland).

Her work focuses on human protection (in particular, atrocity prevention and the Responsibility to Protect), norm diffusion, and France's foreign policy. She is also interested in the UN Security Council and the EU’s foreign policy.

Her book France, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect was published by Manchester University Press in 2020. It brings together human protection, France’s foreign policy, and norm diffusion by reshaping our understanding of key principles and norms of human protection, correcting prevailing assumptions on France’s foreign policy, while making a wider contribution to the literature on how domestic and international norms interact.

Her research has also been published in journals such as the European Journal of International Relations, International Relations, Global Responsibility to Protect, Modern and Contemporary France, and in edited volumes. 

Eglantine is committed to making a significant impact on society and policy. As a consequence, she has provided recommendations to the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and evidence to a number of Select Committee inquiries in the UK on issues of human protection. She also contributes to The Conversation and The Interpreter. 

Before joining the ANU in 2019, Eglantine was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, where she was also part of the  executive team of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect from 2017 to 2019. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland.   

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