Past Chairs

Professor Nicola Phillips University of Sheffield 2015-2016 - Current President
Professor Theo Farrell King's College London 2013 - 2014
Professor Inderjeet Parmar University of Manchester 2011 - 2012 
Professor Stuart Croft University of Warwick 2009 - 2010 
Professor Colin McInnes Aberystwyth University 2007 - 2008 
Professor Caroline Kennedy - Pipe University of Hull 2005 - 2006 
Professor Paul Rogers University of Bradford 2003 - 2004 
Professor Richard Little University of Bristol 2001 - 2002 
Professor Christopher Hill University of Cambridge 1999 - 2000 
Professor Chris Brown London School of Economics 1997-1998
Professor Ken Booth Aberystwyth University 1995 -1996 
Professor Trevor Taylor Cranfield University 1993 - 1994
Professor John Groom University of Kent 1991 - 1992
Professor Barry Buzan London School of Economics 1988 - 1990
Professor Jack Spence Kings College London 1986 - 1987
Professor Peter Nailor University of Lancaster 1984 - 1985
Professor Alan James University of Keele 1980 - 1983
Professor David Wightman University of Birmingham 1977 - 1979
Professor P Reynolds (Acting Chair) 1976
Professor A Buchan 1974 - 1975

Charity & Corporate


Archive consultation/Discussion Documents
BISA maintains an archive of documents that have been used for internal consultations and discussions with members or within the trustees board, this archive is available here.  You will need to be a member and logged in to view these documents.

BISA - Charity
BISA is a registered charity (charity registration number 269284 1975-2013) current charity registration number 1151260, follow this link to the charity commission website to find out more information here.

BISA - Company Limited by Guarantee
BISA is a private company limited by guarantee, company number 08422260 - 27th February 2013, follow this link to Companies House website to find out more information here.
Company registered office: C/o Francis Gray Chartered Accountants, Ty Madog,32 Queens Road,Aberystwyth,Ceredigion,SY23 2HN

VAT Registration
BISA is registered with HMRC for VAT, registration number 982 6566 7

BISA Staff Salaries Declaration (SORP 2015)
Range  Number of Staff
£0 - £10,000 0
£10,000 - £20,000 1
£20,000 - £30,000 0
£30,000 - £40,000 0
£40,000 - £50,000 1

NB. Some of the salaries above are only paid on a pro rata basis. None of the BISA staff is paid more than £60,000 per annum.


Annual Reports

The association publishes the Trustees' Report and Financial Statement annually. The Reports set out what the Association has been doing on behalf of its members, and the Financial Statement illustrates how we have raised and spent income to support the Association's charitable and strategic aims.

Trustees' Reports and Financial Statements

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering for the Association
BISA is run by members for members. We rely on our members to share their expertise and experience so we can carry out a number of our activities. In addition to ensuring the ongoing success of the Association, in return for your time, you will have the opportunity to raise your profile, develop your network and to learn from other members.
With many ways to volunteer we offer opportunities to suit anyone who wishes to get involved.
Many of our opportunities are advertised via our newsletter and through our other communications – Twitter and Facebook.
Sharing your knowledge
Share your knowledge and raise your own profile by speaking at our meetings or writing an article of our publications
Supporting our governance
Sit on one of our governance or prize committees
Run for election onto our Executive Committee
Developing the wider international studies research community
Helping to organise working group meetings and events or propose and establish a new group.
If you would like to know more about getting involved email us or call +44 (0)1970 628672
British International Studies Association
International politics dept.
Aberystwyth university
SY23 3FE
Tel: +44 (0)1970 628672
Charity No:1151260
Company no: 8422260
Registered office: C/O Francis Grey Chartered accountants, Ty Madog, 32 Queens Road, Aberystwyth UK