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Janka Lloyd

Janka Lloyd

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Politics and International Relations


Lecturer in International Relations, Employability Coordinator Politics and International Relations

Janka joined NTU in 2017. With previous experience of working in higher as well as secondary education, her role quickly expanded to include outreach, external engagement and employability support. Janka teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also develops the Employability Learning Stream as well as the work-based learning provision across the Department of Social and Political Sciences (IR).

Career overview

Janka has an M.Litt in International Security Studies and a PhD in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews. Before joining NTU, she worked at St Andrews University, volunteered in the Media and Public Diplomacy Department of the Polish Embassy in London, served as a Research Assistant to Sir John Dermot Turing and was a Deputy Head of Sixth Form at St Mary’s School in Cambridge.

Research areas

Janka’s research focuses on political violence and terrorism, international security and culinary diplomacy. She is particularly interested in cultural representations of issues related to international relations (such as conflict and terrorism) as well as public diplomacy and nation branding. Dr Lloyd’s current research focuses on female perpetrators of political violence, especially in the context of the so-called “lone wolf” terrorism. In her future work she is planning to look at the latest developments in the Russo-Chechen conflict.

Her research areas include:

  • Political violence and terrorism
  • International Security
  • Culinary diplomacy
  • Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations

External activity

Janka leads and coordinates departmental efforts to establish external partnerships, which are then built upon to enhance the learning experience of Politics and IR students.