Welcome to my space

This is a small, personal website that details what I’ve done professionally. Please feel free to navigate around and do contact me if you want to.

I am currently Senior Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security at the University of Leicester. I worked as a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Loughborough University from 2007 to February 2016. Whilst at Loughborough I was the Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, and Associate Dean for Enterprise at Loughborough University in London (LUiL), which is the largest project the university has undertaken since it gained its charter. Until late 2013, I was the Academic Theme Developer for the Secure and Resilient Societies Strand, which is a key element in the University’s process of revising its core strategic approach. I was an elected member of University Senate (July 2010-July 2014) and I am an elected member of the Joint Senate-Council Human Resource Committee and its subcommittees (including probation and promotion committees) until 2015. During 2011 and 2012, I was Senate’s representative on two senior appointment panels (including that which appointed the new the Vice Chancellor). I have previously worked at King’s College London and the University of Bristol.

At KCL, I was a member of the College’s Academic Board and Director of the Postgraduate Taught Programme in Defence Studies, the largest social science masters in the EU at the time.

Since 2011, I have  been the Convenor of the PSA Specialist Group, the Security and Intelligence Studies Group and from 2007 til the present day I have held the post of Secretary to the ECPR Standing Group on the EU and have managed its communications.

With Michael Goodman (KCL), I jointly convened and edited the AHRC Intelligence and Security series, which is now published online.

I began my academic career in 2003, and I work broadly within the areas of intelligence studies, and defence studies. The two of these interests occasionally overlap and I have done some research into the role of intelligence in the legal arms trade.