Department of Political Science


Dr Noele Crossley

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Organisations & International Security 
 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: noele.crossley@ucl.ac.uk

I am Lecturer (Teaching) in International Organisations & International Security in the Department of Political Science at UCL.

I received a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. I am an experienced teacher, having taught a wide range of courses in Political Science and International Relations. 

I am the author of “Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society” (Routledge, 2016) and “Understanding Humanitarian Protection” (Routledge, 2022). 


My research interests are in the areas of international security and peace and conflict studies. Specific research interests include humanitarianism and international norms of protection.


I am convenor for POLS0091 Humanitarian Protection. 
I am convenor for PUBL0046 Conflict Resolution and Post-War Development. 
I am co-convenor for POLS0019 International Security. 


Academic monographs:

  • Crossley, Noele (2022). Understanding Humanitarian Protection. Routledge.
  • Crossley, Noele (2016). Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society. Routledge.
  • Crossley, Noele (2008). Multilateralism Versus Unilateralism: The Relevance of the United Nations in a Unipolar World. Peter Lang.

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘Explaining Inconsistency: Motive, Intent, and the Practice of Human Protection’, South African Journal of International Affairs 27(3), 413-432.
  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘Conceptualising Consistency: Coherence, Principles, and the Practice of Human Protection’, Global Responsibility to Protect, 440-463.
  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘Consistency, Protection, Responsibility: Revisiting the Debate on Selective Humanitarianism’. Global Governance 26(3), 1-27.
  • Crossley, Noele (2020). ‘The African Union and Human Protection: Towards a Regional Protection Regime’, African Security 13(2), 147-170.
  • Crossley, Noele (2018). ‘Is R2P Still Controversial? Continuity and Change in the Debate on “Humanitarian Intervention”’. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 31(5), 415-36.
  • Crossley, Noele (2013). ‘A Model Case of R2P Prevention? Mediation in the Aftermath of Kenya's 2007 Presidential Elections’. Global Responsibility to Protect 5(2), 192-214.

Other publications:

  • Crossley, Noele and Qiu, Christina (2021). ‘Why the World Can Do More to Protect Civilians in Conflict’, in Fresh Perspectives, European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
  • Crossley, Noele (2019). ‘Book Review: ‘Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: origins, implementation and controversies' by Ramesh Thakur’, International Affairs 95(4), 932–3.
  • Crossley, Noele (2018). ‘The Responsibility to Protect: Time to Move On?’ CRIA Views, 5 December. www.inthelongrun.org/criaviews/.
  • Crossley, Noele (2017). ‘The Responsibility to Protect and the Use of Force: An Uneasy Relationship’. Fenkart, Stephanie et al. (eds.), Gerechte Intervention? Zwischen Gewaltverbot und Schutzverantwortung. LIT.
  • Crossley, Noele (2016). ‘Misguided Policies: Syria in Retrospect’. Global Policy, 4 April. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2012). ‘The Responsibility to Protect in 2012: R2P Fails in Syria, Brazil’s “RWP” Emerges’. Global Policy, 28 December. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2012). ‘Has the Responsibility to Protect Failed in Syria?’ Global Policy, 21 July. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2012). ‘How the Arab League Tried, and Failed, to Protect in Syria’. Global Policy, 25 February. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). Book Review: Gareth Evans, ‘The Responsibility to Protect’ (Brookings Institution Press), and Alex J Bellamy, ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (Polity Press). Millennium: Journal of International Studies 39(3), 892–894.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Libya: An Assessment’. Global Policy, 28 September. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘A New State Comes into Being, a Troubled History Continues: Sudan’s Prospects after the Secession of the South’. Global Policy, 5 July. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘Legitimacy through Regional Governance: The African Union’. Global Policy, 3 April. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘A Responsibility to Protect in Libya?’ Global Policy, 24 February.  www.globalpolicyjournal.com.
  • Crossley, Noele (2011). ‘Côte D’Ivoire: Global and Regional Responses to the Post-Election Violence’. Global Policy, 14 February. www.globalpolicyjournal.com.