Professor in Practice at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews
Stephen Gethins is Professor in Practice at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.
He previously served as the MP for North East Fife and was the SNP’s International Affairs and Europe spokesperson in Parliament and was particularly focused on Brexit on the run up to and aftermath of the EU Referendum. Stephen was also twice selected to sit on the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee, the first SNP Member to sit on the Committee.
Before entering Parliament Stephen served as a Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister focusing on International and European Affairs, Energy and Climate Change. He also worked in the European institutions and for NGOs involved in peacebuilding with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union and Western Balkans.
Press, Clips, Interviews
Stephen recently published his first book Nation to Nation: Scotland’s Foreign Policy footprint and is a regular print and broadcast media contributor on Scottish and international affairs.
- Nation to nation: Scotland’s foreign policy footprint Gethins, S., 17 Mar 2021, Edinburgh: Luath Press. 256 p.Book
Stephen recently contributed a chapter to ‘Losing Afghanistan, the fall of Kabul and the end of Western Intervention’