Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Business Policy, www.jibp.net
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford (2014-2016)
Professor of International Political Economy, School of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent (2013-14)
Professor of Political Economy, University of Birmingham (2009-2013)
Deputy Head & Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham (2005-2008)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham (2004-2008)
Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham (2002-2004)
Lecturer, School of Politics, University of Nottingham (1999- 2002)
Lecturer, University of Leicester (1998-1999)
Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University (1990-1998)
Temporary Lecturer, University of Manchester (1989-1990)
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study ?
Global Economic Governance
Political Economy of International Business
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Donna is a political economist and author of five books and over 30 papers covering economic development, economic negotiations, and critical and queer theory.
As Director of the Future Economies Research Centre, Donna leads a large team developing new policy driven research on a range of themes including behavioural economics and governance, visitor economies (including tourism), sports economies, especially the political economy of mega-sports events, global trade governance, economic and business analytics, and green economies. The research helps inform and shape contemporary policy and business challenges and changes such as Brexit, regional devolution, cryptocurrencies, core cities and so on.
Donna works with business and policy makers in cities, regions and Whitehall to help develop policy and business. Donna has worked with a number of foreign ministries, the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat on projects analysing and informing economic and business development.
J. Grix, P. Brannagan, D. Lee (2019). Entering the Global Arena: Emerging States, Soft Power Strategies and Sports Mega-Events. Palgrave Macmillan.
D. Lee, N. Smith (2008). The Political Economy of Small African States in the WTO. The Round Table. 97(395), pp.259-271.
B. Hocking, D. Lee (2006). The Diplomacy of Proximity and Specialness: Enhancing Canada's Representation in the United States. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy. 1(1), pp.29-52.
D. Lee, . Nicola Smith, . Michelle Pace (2005). Size Matters: Small States and International Relations. International Studies Perspectives. 6(1),
D. Lee, D. Hudson (2004). The old and new significance of political economy in diplomacy. Review of International Studies. 30(03),
D. Lee (2004). The Growing Influence of Business in U.K. Diplomacy. International Studies Perspectives. 5(1), pp.50-54.
D. Lee (2001). Endgame at the Kennedy round: A case study of multilateral economic diplomacy. Diplomacy & Statecraft. 12(3), pp.115-138.
J. Hamill, D. Lee (2001). A Middle Power Paradox? South African Diplomacy in the Post-apartheid Era. International Relations. 15(4), pp.33-59.
D. Lee (1999). Theorising regional trade groups in the Americas. REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. 6(1),
DONNA. LEE (1998). Middle powers in the global economy: British influence during the opening phase of the Kennedy Trade Round negotiations, 1962–4. Review of International Studies. 24(4), pp.515-528.
Chapters in books
D. Lee (2013). African Agency in the Global Trade Regime. In: African Agency in International Politics. Routledge,
D. Lee (2013). Understanding the WTO Dispute Settlement System. In: Trade Politics. Routledge,
D. Lee (2013). Cotton and Poverty in the Doha Development Agenda. In: Trade, Poverty, Development Getting Beyond the WTO's Doha Deadlock. Routledge,
D. Lee, . Huub Ruel (2012). Introduction: Commercial Diplomacy and International Business. In: Commercial Diplomacy and International Business A Conceptual and Empirical Exploration. Emerald Group Publishing,
D. Lee, . Brian Hocking (2011). Diplomacy. In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science. SAGE,
D. Lee, . Hocking, Brian (2010). Economic Diplomacy. In: The International Studies Encyclopedia, 12 Volume Set. Wiley-Blackwell,
D. Lee (2009). Bringing an Elephant into the Room: African Diplomacy in the Doha Development Agenda Negotiations. In: The Diplomacies of Small States Between Vulnerability and Resilience. Springer,
D. Lee, . Wilkinson, Rorden (2007). The WTO After Hong Kong: Setting the scene for understanding the Round. In: The WTO after Hong Kong Progress in, and Prospects for, the Doha Development Agenda. Routledge,
D. Lee (2007). The Cotton Club: The Africa Group in the Doha Development Agenda. In: The WTO after Hong Kong Progress in, and Prospects for, the Doha Development Agenda. Routledge,
D. Lee, . Williams, Paul, . Taylor, Ian (2006). Conclusions: Reflections on a Decade of Multilateral Diplomacy. In: The New Multilateralism in South African Diplomacy. Springer,
D. Lee (2006). South Africa in the WTO. In: The New Multilateralism in South African Diplomacy. Springer,