Dr David Patrick received his PhD (History) from the University of Sheffield in 2013. He completed his undergraduate at Glasgow Caledonian University – BA (Hons) in Social Sciences – in 2007, before doing a one-year MSc (Politics) at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2014 he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Studies Group.

In late 2017 he published his first monograph, Reporting Genocide: Media, Mass Violence and Human Rights, with I.B. Tauris. He is currently working towards the completion of his second monograph, which will detail press coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. His research interests include: genocide and mass violence; media framing of various events; and sociocultural aspects of professional boxing.


Reporting Genocide: Media, Mass Violence and Human Rights (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017).


2007 Ben Pimlott Award for Contemporary History.

Public engagement

In 2014, Dr Patrick’s early research on the Scottish referendum led to panel discussions as part of the 5 Million Questions initiative at the University of Dundee, whilst he was also interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland. In October 2018, he visited a series of UK-based universities (including Oxford, Sheffield, Leeds and Kent) to discuss the main themes of Reporting Genocide.


Twitter: @drdavidpatrick