Dr Gledhill is Associate Professor of Global Governance in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Cross College. As well as Oxford, he has taught at the London School of Economics, Georgetown University and George Washington University.

His research and teaching investigates conflict processes, non-violent protest movements, state formation and dissolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, the politics of transnational justice and transnational social mobilisation.

He holds a PhD in Government from Georgetown University and he received the University Gold Medal for his undergraduate work at Trinity College, Dublin.