Professor Mervyn Bain

Professor Mervyn Bain
Professor Mervyn Bain
Professor Mervyn Bain

MA, MLitt, PhD

Personal Chair

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+44 (0)1224 272717
Office Address

F30, Edward Wright Building

School of Social Science


Mervyn Bain was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in June 2004 and in June 2005 he was appointed as a Lecturer. In 2011 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer before in 2019 being promoted to a Personal Chair in International Relations. He obtained his undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees all from the University of Glasgow. Since April 2017 he has been Head of School of Social Science.


  • PhD Politics 
    2003 - University of Glasgow 
  • MLitt Latin American Development 
    1997 - University of Glasgow 
  • MA Modern History 
    1995 - University of Glasgow 

Research Overview

International Diplomatic Relations
Latin America and in particular Cuba
Soviet and Post Soviet Russia
Development Issues


Teaching Responsibilities

PI1018 Politics and International Relations 1: Democracy and Governance

PI3069 Researching in the 21st Century 

PI3565 Soviet and Post Soviet Russian Foreign Policy

IR4003 Modern Day Latin America


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