Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith

External Research Fellow


Dr Julie Smith (Baroness Smith of Newnham) is a Fellow in Politics and Graduate Tutor at Robinson College, Cambridge, and was Director of the European Centre in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University from 2013 to 2019. Since 2016 she has been Co-Director of the MSt in International Relations, the two-year part-time Masters programme co-organised by POLIS and the University’s Institute for Continuing Education.  

Julie read PPE at Brasenose College, Oxford, and took both her MPhil and DPhil in Politics at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. She was a Hanseatic Scholar in Hamburg and prior to coming to the Centre of International Studies in Cambridge in 1997, Julie taught in the International Relations and European Studies Department of the Central European University in Budapest.

An expert in European politics, Julie was Head of the European Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) from 1999 until 2003. She has been a member of the House of Lords since 2014 and a member of the Lords’ International Relations Committee since 2016.