Personal profile


I am a Lecturer in International Relations at Queen's.  I am also one of the co-convenors of the BISA Global Health Working Group and creator of the Snapshots podcast series available here

I have a BA in Philosophy (Cardiff), an LLM in Law and International Security and a PhD in International Relations (both Sussex).  Previously I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Sussex and a Teaching Fellow both at Sussex and University College London.  My project funded by the Leverhulme Trust investigated the role that biotechnology is playing in efforts to combat the threats of emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.  This built upon my doctoral studies that was funded as part of a wider project supported by a grant from the European Research Council.  In them I investigated the role of biotechnology within the U.S. government’s effort to develop and stockpile medical countermeasures to combat the threat of bioterrorism.

Research Interests

My research is focused on the way that security and politics intersect in the arena of global health. I am particularly interested in the role that biotechnology is playing in contemporary security practices including the production and stockpiling of pharmaceuticals in response to pandemics and bioterrorism. Various aspects of my research have contributed to debates on bioeconomies, resilience and the nature of molecular life in security studies.

A recently completed monograph with Routledge entitled The molecularisation of security: medical countermeasures, stockpiling and the governance of biological threats, investigates the role of biotechnology in the government response to pandemics and bioterrorism.  This book was awarded the Global Health Section’s Andrew Price-Smith Book Award at the International Studies Association Conference in 2024.  A review of the book in International Affairs is available here.


I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I have taught on and convened a range of security and global health courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

In the academic year 2023/24 I am the convenor of and lecturer on the 2nd year undergraduate course Security and Terrorism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


Dive into the research topics where Christopher Long is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or