Dr Mervyn Bain: Mervyn Bain is an international relations specialist focusing particularly on Russian foreign policy in the twentieth century. He has just finished a project on Moscow’s relations with Havana and is now undertaking a study comparing trade relations between Cuba and Russia with those between former colonies and colonial powers.

Dr Colin Barr: Colin Barr’s research focusses on, among other things, the Irish in the settler empire and Anglo-World.  In particular, he is interested in the role played by religion in shaping and fixing Irish migrant identities in the Diaspora. This includes a monograph, Ireland's Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the Anglo-World, 1830-1922 for Cambridge University Press, and an edited book (with Prof. Hilary Carey), Religion and Greater Ireland for McGill-Queen's University Press.

Dr Andrew Dilley (Director): Andrew Dilley’s research focuses on the interactions of economics, culture, and governance in the British empire, with a particular focus on Britain’s relations with the old dominions. He has published on finance and empire, particularly in his monograph, Finance, Politics, and Imperialism: The City of London, Australia and Canada, c.1896-1914. His interests are now turning the interaction of commerce and governance in the Empire-Commonwealth in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Prof. Tony Heywood: Professor Heywood is a leading expert in Russian transport history, and especially the role of the railways in the late-Tsarist and early-Bolshevik periods. His work considers the role of technology and transport in a period in which Russia and its empire were re-made.

Prof. Marjory Harper: Marjory Harper is one of the leading historians studying migration in the British World. Her research focuses on migration from Britain (especially Scotland). She is the author of several monographs and one co-authored book, Migration and Empire, with Stephen (2010). She is currently developing a multidisciplinary project on mental health and migration.

Dr Andrew Mackillop: Andrew Mackillop’s research focuses on a number of empire-related themes, including a comparative analysis of Irish, Scottish and Welsh involvement in the commercial and territorial expansion of the English East India Company, and the interaction of Scotland and Scottish networks operating in London. He is developing a research project on Scots law and legal networks within the Empire of the long eighteenth century.