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Centre for Defence Studies Staff

This page contains a list of all staff based at the Centre for Defence Studies. The bullet list below each name outlines key research areas.


Dr Paul Cornish MA (St Andrews) MSc (LSE) PhD (Cantab)

  • European security institutions
  • Arms control and the international arms trade
  • The legal and ethical dimensions of the use of armed force.

Senior Research Fellows

Dr Abiodun Alao BA (Ibadan) MSc (Ife) PhD (London)

  • Politics, Conflicts and International Relations in Africa
  • Natural Resource Politics
  • Citizenship and Conflict.

Bill Durodie BSc (Imperial College), ARCS, MSc Econ (LSE)

  • Domestic Management of Terrorist Attacks
  • The Psychological Impact of War and Terror
  • Risk Regulation and the Precautionary Principle
  • Trust, Expertise and Public Participation in Decision-making

Dylan Hendrickson BA (California State) MPhil (Sussex)

  • International responses to violent conflict in Africa and Southeast Asia
  • The links between security and development
  • Security-sector reform
  • Security dimensions of post-war reconstruction.

Dr Karin von Hippel BA (Yale) MSt (Oxford) PhD (LSE)

  • Roots of terrorism
  • European counter-terrorism reforms
  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict
  • State collapse and reconstruction.

Dr John Mackinlay

  • International military forces
  • Insurgency and counter-insurgency
  • Peace force interventions

Jane M.O. Sharp B.Pharm (Nottingham) MA (Geneva)

  • Arms control in post-cold war Europe
  • NATO and EU enlargement
  • Security in Southeast Europe
  • Russian policy in the Balkans.

Col Philip Wilkinson MBE OBE MPhil

  • Peace Support Operations (PSO)
  • Conflict prevention
  • Peace building
  • Threat assessments
  • Security sector reviews and transformation
  • Doctrine for operations other than war and strategic planning.

Research Fellows

Alison Pargeter BA (Hull) MA (LSE)

  • Libya - international relations and domestic developments
  • Security issues in the Western Mediterranean
  • North African immigrant communities in Europe
  • Links between small arms and refugees/IDPs.

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso MA (KCL) PhD (SSEES)

  • Military and foreign policy developments in Russia and the former Soviet states
  • Russia's relations with the European Union and NATO
  • European security developments
  • The proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the former Soviet space.

Senior Policy Analyst

Jeremy Wright BSc(Eng) ACGI

  • British Defence Policy.

Research Officer

Alison Dale BA(Hons) (Reading) MA (Reading)

  • Chemical, biological, nuclear & radiological weapons proliferation and defence
  • Terrorism.


Virginia Huntley BA(Hons) (UCL) MSc (Bristol)

  • Administrator

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