Our Officers

The Association officers for 2021 are:

  • Chair: Prof Robert Lamb, University of Exeter
  • Secretary: Prof Clare Chambers, University of Cambridge
  • Treasurer: Dr Udit Bhatia, University of York
  • Communications officer: Dr Ross Carroll, University of Exeter

Executive Committee members:

  • Mr James Cullis, University of Oxford
  • Prof Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford
  • Dr Maxime Lepoutre, University of Reading
  • Dr Phil Parvin, Loughborough University
  • Dr Carmen Pavel, King's College, London
  • Dr Matt Sleat, University of Sheffield

Ex officio:

  • BIAPT conference convenors - Prof Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes) & Dr Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford)
  • Irish Political Theory Network co-ordinators – Dr Marie Moran (UCD) & Dr Peter Stone (TCD)
  • PSA Political Thought Specialist Group convenors - Dr Antonio Cerella (Kingston) & Dr Simon Choat (Kingston)


The Political Thought Conference has been held in Oxford, first at New College, now at St Catherine’s, annually since the 1970s.  (Its history remains to be written! See our archive pages for more ….) Over that time it has become a vital part of the intellectual and professional calendar.