James Pattison is senior lecturer in international relations at the University of the West of England. He completed his Ph.D. on humanitarian intervention, for which he was awarded the Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Best Dissertation in Political Theory by the Political Studies Association. He has written various articles on the topic of intervention, including for the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, the Journal of International Political Theory, and the Journal of Social Philosophy.
His current research interests concern the moral issues raised when using military force abroad, including the ethical challenges posed by the increased use of private military companies and the duties of humanitarian intervention. He is working on a book on humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect to be published by Oxford University Press.