Our Officers

The BIAPT officers for 2023 are:

  • Chair: Prof Robert Lamb, University of Exeter
  • Secretary: Dr Maxime Lepoutre, University of Reading
  • Treasurer: Dr Udit Bhatia, University of York
  • Communications officer: Dr Ross Carroll, Dublin City University

Executive Committee members:

  • Mr James Cullis, University of Oxford
  • Prof Mihaela Mihai, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Rebecca Buxton, University of Bristol
  • Dr Phil Parvin, Loughborough University
  • Dr Carmen Pavel, King's College, London
  • Dr Matt Sleat, University of Sheffield

Ex officio:

  • BIAPT conference convenors (2025) - Dr Alasia Nuti, Dr Ruth Kelly, Dr Sara Van Goozen (University of York)
  • Irish Political Theory Network co-ordinators – Dr Alexa Zellentin (UCD) & Dr Peter Stone (TCD)
  • PSA Political Thought Specialist Group convenors - Dr Michael Keary (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam) & Dr Simon Choat (Kingston)

Honorary members

  • Professor Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford)
  • Professor Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes)


The Political Thought Conference has been held at the beginning of January, 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.

In 2024, our conference began to take a peripatetic form, moving first to Jesus College, Cambridge. We will hold our 2025 conference at the University of York.