Professor Philip E Steinberg
Phil Steinberg joined IBRU in September 2013 as Director. He has written extensively on the history of the law of the sea and its development in the context of regional and global uses and perceptions of maritime space. Phil has published widely on this topic and in related areas of communications law and Polar politics, with research being funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Commission, and the International Council for Canadian Studies. He has authored six books and over fifty journal publications and book chapters, including the forthcoming “Steering Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Northwest Passage as Territorial Sea” (Ocean Development and International Law 45(1)); Contesting the Arctic: Politics and Imaginaries in the Circumpolar North (I.B. Tauris), and “Maintaining Hegemony at a Distance: Ambivalence in U.S. Arctic Policy” (in Polar Geopolitics, Edward Elgar). Prior to his position at Durham, Phil obtained a PhD in Geography from Clark University and taught for sixteen years at Florida State University.
Professor Martin Pratt
Director of Research
Martin Pratt's research interests include work on boundary-making and dispute resolution, border management, and maritime boundary delimitation. He has edited Jane's Exclusive Economic Zones and has published on a wide range of boundary-related matters.
He is the main point of contact for IBRU consultancy services.
External Relations & Marketing Manager
Liz coordinates IBRU's international activities, including conferences and training workshops. She is the main point of contact for visitors and new business enquiries and is responsible for all IBRU comunications and website activities
Jane Hogg is IBRU's office administrator and the main point of contact for financial and publications enquiries.