Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
- Professor in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies
- Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Dr Neill Lochery -Catherine Lewis Readership in Modern Israeli Politics
Dr Lochery gained his PhD from Durham University with a thesis that focused on party systems in Israeli politics. He is currently the Catherine Lewis Senior Lecturer in Israeli Politics within the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL. Before coming to University College London, he taught at the University of Exeter where he was an Honorary Research Fellow.
Dr Lochery's current courses cover Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He additionally supervises a number of PhD students who are working on a diverse number of topics - ranging from Israel's relationship with Hamas to issues related to Anglo-Israeli relations. Dr Lochery is also the coordinator of the departments MA programme in Israeli Studies and runs the Graduate Seminar.
His own research focuses primarily on Israeli politics, the Middle East Peace Process, and wider conflict studies. Recent research projects have centered upon Anglo-Israeli relations, Israeli electoral politics, Israel's Second Lebanon War, the Middle East Peace Process and a comparative study of the peace processes of Northern Ireland and the Middle East. Future research plans include a major project focusing on the Jewish Refugees in Lisbon during WWII and the efforts of Zionist groups to assist their passage out of Europe to Palestine. In addition, his research project, which looks at Israel's bi-lateral relations with European countries, will produce an edited volume in 2010.
Dr Lochery often gives public lectures and academic talks on a number of subjects related to Israeli politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a frequent contributor to the international media and often appears on television in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.