Research Members: Staff, Fellows and PhD Students

Berenice Burnett

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PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies. 

Research project titled A damage assessment of the Cambridge Five.


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence oversight
  • UK civil service 
  • Propaganda in Scandinavia during the Proxy War 
  • Interpretation of intelligence history in museums

Dr. Peter Busch

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  Senior Lecturer.

 

Research Interests:

  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communication
  • Vietnam War



Polly Corrigan

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  PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies. 

Research Project titled The Soviet Political Police in the 1930s and their relationship with Soviet novelists

  

Research interests: 

  • History and culture of Soviet intelligence, particularly under Stalin
  • Culture of intelligence organisations 


Dr. Joseph Devanny

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  Lecturer in National Security Studies.

 

Research Interests:

  • National Security strategy, coordination and policy-making
  • The role of intelligence analysis in the national security process
  • UK diplomacy and foreign policy
  • UK Africa strategy, especially UK-Zimbabwe bilateral relations

Dr. Huw Dylan

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  Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies and International Security in the Department of War Studies and Visiting Research Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School, Oslo.

 

Research Interests:

  • Intelligence Studies
  • Cold War History
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

Dr. David Easter

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  Lecturer in War Studies Online at King’s College London and War Studies Online Academic Director Programme Director for MA War in the Modern World and MA Air Power in the Modern World.

  

Research Interests:

  • The Cold War
  • Conflict in the Middle East and South East Asia
  • British foreign and defence policy
  • Signals intelligence

Dr. Jules Gaspard

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Lecturer in Digital Intelligence.


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence and Philosophy
  • Open-Source Intelligence 
  • Counterintelligence
  • Anglo-American intelligence cooperation

Professor Michael Goodman

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Head of KISG


Professor in Intelligence & International Affairs in the Department of War Studies and Visiting Research Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School, Oslo.  He is currently on secondment to the Cabinet Office as the Official Historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee. 


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence Studies
  • Nuclear Weapons History
  • Cold War History 

Catherine Haslam

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PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies.

Research Project titled The Ethics of OSINT in the Age of Big Data


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence
  • Ethics
  • Open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Big Data
  • Just War

Dr Tony Insall

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Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.

Recent book publication: Secret Alliances. Special operations and intelligence in Norway 1940-1945. The British perspective.


  Research Interests:

  • Scandinavia and the Nordic countries in the early part of the Cold War
  • China in the twentieth century
  • British foreign policy in the twentieth century
  • Origins of the Second World War

Magda Long

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PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies.

Research Project titled Limits and utility of covert action as a tool used to pursue security and foreign policy objectives in the post-Cold War world 


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence
  • Covert Action
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Global Security
  • Counterterrorism
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Regional Security Challenges in South Asia and the Middle East

Dr. Thomas Maguire

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Teaching Fellow working primarily with the Intelligence and Security Research Group.


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence and propaganda in foreign policy and domestic security 
  • Security sector reform and assistance
  • Counter-insurgency and violent extremism
  • International security liaison
  • The Cold War and decolonisation

Professor Joe Maiolo

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Director of the Sir Michael Howard Centre for the History of War, and Professor of International History. 

  

Research Interests:

  • 20th Century International Relations and Warfare 
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Deception in Peace and War
  • Strategic Studies 
  • Arms Races and the Causes of War 
  • Naval Warfare Diplomacy 

Liam McVay

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PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies.

Research Project titled Identity and security: The impact of Culture on the practice of counter-terrorism intelligence analysis in the police forces of the United Kingdom.


Research Interests:

  • Intelligence Theory
  • Intelligence Analysis, 
  • Culture and Intelligence Practices
  • Intelligence and security in the Horn of Africa

Celia Parker

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PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies. 


Research project titled How best to steer HMS Intelligence? An exploration of the leadership of the UK’s Intelligence Community


Research interests:

  • Intelligence theory
  • Leadership theory
  • Intelligence analysis

David Schaefer

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PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies. 

Research Project titled The Evolution of Joint Intelligence Machinery in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Research Interests:

  • Intelligence Assessment
  • UK/USA Liaison and Alliance Diplomacy
  • Signals Intelligence
  • Outer Space Security
  • Cold War History

Dr. Tim Stevens

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   Lecturer in Global Security and head of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group.
 

Research Interests:

  • Cybersecurity and cyberwar
  • Space security
  • Global governance
  • Time and temporality
  • International political sociology
  • Science and technology studies 

Travis Weinger

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  PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies.

Research Project titled British Intelligence on Colonial India's North-West Frontier in the 20th Century

  

Research Interests:

  • Intelligence
  • Insurgency
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Stability Operations
  • British India’s North-West Frontier

Charlotte Yelamos

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PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies.

Research Project titled The Archeology of Cold War Intelligence: Material and Landscape Studies of the BRIXMIS ‘Intelligence Culture’

  

Research Interests:

  • Cold War Intelligence in Germany
  • Intelligence culture- material remains and landscape
  • Military Intelligence/Archaeology Relations
  • Conflict Archaeology and Material Studies (WW1, WW2, Cold War, and contemporary conflict)