About

Dr Duncan Depledge BA (Hons), MA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Lond.) is a Politics & International Studies Fellow at Loughborough University. His academic background is in political geography, international relations and security studies.


Duncan's specialist interests relate to the geopolitical changes ongoing in the Arctic and Northern Europe (or 'Wider North). He also has an interest in Antarctica, as well as the geopolitical implications of climate change more broadly. Duncan has used his research and expertise to provide advice to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defence, the European Commission and NATO.


Prior to joining Loughborough University, Duncan established the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Polar Regions Secretariat in Westminster, serving as its director from 2015 until 2019. The APPG has made a significant contribution to building awareness and understanding of polar issues in the UK Parliament, through an extensive programme of events, briefings and visits to the Arctic. Duncan continues to work as Senior Adviser to the group.

From 2017-2018, Duncan served as Special Adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee to assist with its inquiry on 'Defence in the Arctic'.


Duncan has also worked as a Research Analyst for Climate Change and Security (2010-2014) at the Royal United Services Institute, where he remains an Associate Fellow.


Duncan is a member of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership Steering Committee.