Mr Stephen Gethins
Professor of Practice in International Relations
Before taking up his post at the University of St Andrews Stephen served as the Member of Parliament for North East Fife. During his time in Parliament Stephen was twice selected to sit on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. He was also the SNP spokesperson on Europe and International Affairs. He worked on issues such as the UK?s response to the war in Syria, relations with Russia, the Syrian refugee crisis and the conflict in Libya among others. He was also closely involved in cross party efforts to deal with Brexit and was one of the few UK parliamentarians to have worked in the EU institutions.
Stephen has made regular appearances in UK and international broadcast media as well as writing for print media. He has also written about Scotland?s Foreign Policy footprint and raised the issue in the House of Commons. Before entering Parliament Stephen worked in democratisation and peace-building in the western Balkans and South Caucasus. He was also a Special Adviser to Scotland?s First Minister on EU and International Affairs as well as Energy and Climate Change.