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The War Studies Group comprises around 80 faculty and associated researchers and over 200 graduate research students, who come from a broad range of disciplines, including military and international history, political science, international relations theory, international law, sociology and psychology. The Head of the Department is Professor Theo Farrell.

Offices are based on the Strand and in Strand Bridge House.

Below is a list of the War Studies academic cohort sorted by their areas of expertise. You can find a list of postgraduate research students and our administration staff (Professional Services) by following the tabs on the left hand menu. 

Africa

Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Rebekka Friedman, Lecturer of International Peace & Security

Prof Mervyn Frost  , Professor of Ethics in International Relations

Dr Jana Krause, Visiting Research Fellow 

Dr Jessica Lincoln, Teaching Fellow 

Prof Jack Spence OBE, Professor of Diplomacy 

Dr Kieran Mitton, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck, Lecturer in International Relations

Ethics & The Philosophy of War

Sebastian Bieber, Visiting Research Associate 

Prof Mervyn Frost, Professor of Ethics in International Relations

Dr Silviya Lechner, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Jack McDonald, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Dr Nicholas Michelsen, Lecturer in International Relations Theory

Paul Schulte, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Prof Guglielmo Verdirame. Professor of International Law

Foreign & Defence Policy

Dr John  Bew, Reader in History & Foreign Policy

Prof Malcolm Chalmers, Visiting Professor

Dr Rudra Chaudhuri, Lecturer in South Asian Security & Strategic Studies

Dr David Easter  . E-Lecturer for the War in the Modern World Online MA

Prof Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development) 

Prof John Gearson, Professor of National Security Studies

Prof James Gow, Professor of International Peace & Security, 

Ms Jacqueline Gower, Teaching Fellow

Dr Jan Willem Honig, Senior Lecturer in War Studies

Dr Tony Insall, Visiting Fellow

Dr Kevin Koehler, Research Associate 

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Dr Walter Ladwig III, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory

Dr Julian Lewis, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

David Mason, Visiting Professor 

Prof Anand Menon, Professor of West European Politics

Prof Christoph Meyer, Professor of European & International Politics

Dr Richard Moore, Visiting Research Fellow

Prof Malcolm H. Murfett,  Visiting Professor 

Dr Friedbert Pflüger, Visiting Professor 

Prof William Philpott, Professor of the History of Warfare 

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Visiting Professor

Prof Jack Spence OBE, Professor of Diplomacy 

Gender, War & IR

 Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics 

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jana Krause, Visiting Research Fellow 

Human Rights, International Law & War Crimes

Dr Claudia Aradau  , Reader in International Relations

Dr Carol Bohmer, Teaching Fellow 

Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World. 

Dr Frank Foley, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Rebekka Friedman, Lecturer of International Peace & Security

Prof Mervyn Frost  , Professor of Ethics in International Relations

Prof James Gow, Professor of International Peace & Security

Dr Rachel Kerr, Senior Lecturer in War Crimes & E-Lecturer

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Dr Silviya Lechner, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Jessica Lincoln, Teaching Fellow 

Dr Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jack McDonald, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Dr Milena Michalski, Research Associate

Dr Zoran Pajic  , Visiting Professor

Prof Guglielmo Verdirame. Professor of International Law 

Insurgency & Conterinsurgency

Dr Alexander Alderson MBE, Senior Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr David Betz  , Reader in War Studies

Dr Neville Bolt Teaching Fellow & Research Associate

Dr Peter Busch, Senior Lecturer in Media & War 

Prof Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World. 

Dr Antonio Giustozzi, Visiting Professor 

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Prof Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies

Dr Nicholas Michelsen, Lecturer in International Relations Theory

Dr John Nagl, Visiting Professor 

Prof Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor

Dr Julia  Pearce , Research Associate

Prof Thomas Rid, Professor in Security Studies

Paul Schulte, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Dr John Stone, Senior Lecturer in Military Strategy 

Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG, Visiting Senior Research Fellow  

Intelligence

Norman Bird, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Peter Busch, Senior Lecturer in Media & War 

Dr Huw Dylan, Lecturer in Intelligence Studies & International Security

Dr David Easter  . E-Lecturer for the War in the Modern World Online MA

Nicholas Eftimiades, Visiting Fellow

Dr Marcus  Faulkner  , Teaching Fellow

Dr Frank Foley, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Michael Goodman  , Reader in Intelligence & International Affairs

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Dr Matthew Moran, Lecturer in International Security

Dr Randall S Murch, Visiting Professor  

Prof Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor

Prof Thomas Rid, Professor in Security Studies

International Relations

Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries,  Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Didier Bigo, Professor of International Relations 

Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Ruth Deyermond  , Lecturer in Post-Soviet Security & International Relations

Prof Michael Dockrill, Emeritus Professor  

Dr Rebekka Friedman, Lecturer of International Peace & Security

Prof Mervyn Frost  , Professor of Ethics in International Relations

Dr Frank Foley, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics 

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Dr Walter Ladwig III, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory

Dr Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Relations & Middle East Studies

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Dr Kieran Mitton, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Nicholas Michelsen, Lecturer in International Relations Theory

Dr Alexander Schmotz, Research Associate

Prof Jack Spence OBE, Professor of Diplomacy 

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Dr Oisín Tansey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Guglielmo Verdirame. Professor of International Law 

Dr Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck, Lecturer in International Relations

Middle East & Asia

Dr Greg Austin, Senior Visiting Research Fellow 

Dr Martin Bayly, Teaching Fellow

Dr Ahron Bregman, Teaching Fellow

Dr Rudra Chaudhuri, Senior Lecturer in South Asian Security & Strategic Studies

Dr David Easter  . E-Lecturer for the War in the Modern World Online MA

Nicholas Eftimiades, Visiting Fellow

Prof Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World. 

Dr Massimiliano Fiore, Teaching Fellow

Dr Antonio Giustozzi, Visiting Professor 

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Kevin Koehler,  Research Associate

Dr Walter Ladwig III, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Relations & Middle East Studies

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Dr John Nagl, Visiting Professor 

Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in  East Asian Warfare & Security

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Visiting Professor

Major General J H A  Thompson  CB OBE, Visiting Professor

Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG, Visiting Senior Research Fellow   

Military History & the History of Warfare

Dr Alexander Alderson MBE, Senior Visiting Research Fellow  

Dr Simon Anglim, Teaching Fellow

Prof Mats Berdal  , Professor of Security & Development

Prof Brian Bond, Emeritus Professor

Dr Peter Busch, Senior Lecturer in Media & War 

Prof Michael Dockrill, Emeritus Professor  

Dr Huw Dylan, Lecturer in Intelligence Studies & International Security

Dr David Easter  . E-Lecturer for the War in the Modern World Online MA

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development)

Dr Marcus  Faulkner  , Teaching Fellow

Prof John Gearson, Professor of National Security Studies

Dr Michael Goodman  , Reader in Intelligence & International Affairs

Prof Sir Michael Howard, Emeritus Professor & Co-founder of the Department

Prof Brian Holden-Reid, Professor of American History & Military Institutions 

Dr Jan Willem Honig, Senior Lecturer in War Studies

Prof Sir Michael Howard, Emeritus Professor & Co-founder of the Department

Dr Anthony Insall, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Alan James, Senior Lecturer in Naval History

Prof Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History 

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE, Senior Visiting Research Fellow 

Prof Malcolm H Murfett, Visiting Professor

Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in  East Asian Warfare & Security

Prof William Philpott, Professor of the History of Warfare 

Prof Michael Rainsborough , Professor of Strategic Theory 

Prof Philip Sabin, Professor of Strategic Studies

Dr John Stone, Senior Lecturer in Military Strategy 

Major General J H A  Thompson  CB OBE, Visiting Professor

Dr Stephen J Weiss, Senior Research Fellow

Military Sociology & Health

Dr Robert Bieber MBE, Visiting Research Fellow 

Prof Christopher Dandeker, Professor of Military Sociology 

Prof Edgar Jones, Teaching Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry

David Mason, Visiting Professor  

Dr Preeti Patel  , Lecturer in Global Health & Security

Dr Stephen J Weiss, Senior Research Fellow

Nuclear Weapons & Non Proliferation

Norman Bird, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Jonathan Brewer, Visiting Professor 

Dr John Freeman, Visiting Professor 

Dr Michael Goodman  , Reader in Intelligence & International Affairs

Matthew Harries, Research Associate

Dr Alan Heyes, Visiting Professor

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Bhupendra Jasani, Visiting Professor

Dr Daniel Jones, Research Assistant

Dr Benjamin Kienzle, Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Richard Moore, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Moran, Research Associate

Dr Randall S Murch, Visiting Professor  

Daniel Salisbury, Research Assistant

Paul Schulte, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Prof John Simpson, Visiting Professor

Prof Laurence G Williams FREng, Visiting Professor

Peace, Diplomacy & Development

Prof Mats Berdal  , Professor of Security & Development

Dr Ahron Bregman, Teaching Fellow

Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Nicholas Eftimiades, Visiting Fellow

Prof Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World. 

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development)

Prof James Gow, Professor of International Peace & Security

Dr Jana Krause, Visiting Research Fellow 

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Dr Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Dr Milena Michalski, Research Associate

Dr Kieran Mitton, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso, Lecturer in Security & Development 

Prof Jack Spence OBE, Professor of Diplomacy 

Dr David Ucko, Adjunct Fellow

Dr Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck, Lecturer in International Relations

Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG, Visiting Senior Research Fellow   

Political Sociology & IR Theory

Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries,  Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Claudia Aradau  , Reader in International Relations

Prof Didier Bigo, Professor of International Relations 

Dr Ruth Deyermond  , Lecturer in Post-Soviet Security & International Relations

Prof Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics 

Prof Richard Ned Lebow, Professor of International Political Theory

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Nicholas Michelsen, Lecturer in International Relations Theory

Radicalisation, Terrorsim, Counterterrorism & Risk

Dr Claudia Aradau  , Reader in International Relations

Dr John  Bew, Reader in History & Foreign Policy

Dr Frank Foley, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Kristian Krieger, Research Associate

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Dr Nicholas Michelsen, Lecturer in International Relations Theory

Dr John Nagl, Visiting Professor 

Prof Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies

Prof Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor

Dr Julia  Pearce , Research Associate

Prof Thomas Rid, Professor in Security Studies

Dr Brooke  Rogers, Reader in Risk & Terror 

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso, Lecturer in Security & Development 

Paul Schulte, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Dr John Stone, Senior Lecturer in Military Strategy 

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG, Visiting Senior Research Fellow   

Russia & Eurasia

Dr David Betz  , Reader in War Studies

Amb. Denis Corboy  , Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso, Lecturer in Security & Development 

Dr Ruth Deyermond  , Lecturer in Post-Soviet Security & International Relations

Jacqueline Gower, Teaching Fellow

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Dr Anna Matveeva, Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Dr Milena Michalski, Research Associate

Dr Friedbert Pfluger, Visiting Professor 

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Visiting Professor

Science,  Cyberwarfare & Conflict Simulation

Dr David Betz  , Reader in War Studies

Nicholas Eftimiades, Visiting Fellow

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Bhupendra Jasani, Visiting Professor

Dr Daniel Jones, Research Assistant

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Dr Matthew Moran, Research Associate

Prof Thomas Rid, Professor of Security Studies

Prof Philip Sabin, Professor of Strategic Studies

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Seapower & Maritime Affairs

Dr Marcus  Faulkner  , Teaching Fellow

Dr Alan James, Senior Lecturer in Naval History

Prof Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History 

Dr Walter Ladwig III, Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Prof Malcolm H. Murfett, Visiting Professor 

Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in  East Asian Warfare & Security

Security

Dr Claudia Aradau  , Reader in International Relations

Dr Greg Austin, Senior Visiting Research Fellow 

Prof Mats Berdal  , Professor of Security & Development

Prof Didier Bigo, Professor of International Relations 

Norman Bird, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Ahron Bregman, Teaching Fellow

Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Ruth Deyermond  , Lecturer in Post-Soviet Security & International Relations

Dr Huw Dylan, Lecturer in Intelligence Studies & International Security

Nicholas Eftimiades, Visiting Fellow

Dr Marcus  Faulkner  , Teaching Fellow

Dr Frank Foley, Lecturer in International Relations

Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Vice-Principal (Strategy & Development)

Dr Rebekka Friedman, Lecturer of International Peace & Security

Dr Antonio Giustozzi, Visiting Professor 

Prof James Gow, Professor of International Peace & Security, 

Jacqueline Gower, Teaching Fellow

Prof Sir Michael Howard, Emeritus Professor & Co-founder of the Department

Dr Alan Heyes, Visiting Professor

Dr Christopher Hobbs, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics 

Prof Bhupendra Jasani, Visiting Professor

Dr Jana Krause, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Benjamin Kienzle, Marie Curie Research Fellow

Dr Natasha  Kuhrt, Lecturer in International Peace & Security 

Dr Julian Lewis, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Susan Martin, Lecturer in Science & Security

Prof Christoph Meyer, Professor of European & International Politics

Dr Kieran Mitton, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Matthew Moran, Lecturer in International Security

Prof Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies

Prof Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor

Dr Preeti Patel  , Lecturer in Global Health & Security

Dr Brooke  Rogers, Reader in Risk & Terror 

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso, Lecturer in Security & Development 

Dr Oisín Tansey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Prof Guglielmo Verdirame. Professor of International Law 

Dr Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck, Lecturer in International Relations

Strategy

Dr Alexander Alderson MBE, Senior Visiting Research Fellow 

Prof Mats Berdal  , Professor of Security & Development

Dr David Betz  , Reader in War Studies

Dr Neville Bolt Teaching Fellow & Research Associate

Prof Brian Bond, Emeritus Professor

Dr Rudra Chaudhuri, Lecturer in South Asian Security & Strategic Studies

Prof Michael Dockrill, Emeritus Professor  

Prof Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World

Prof John Gearson, Professor of National Security Studies

Dr Jan Willem Honig, Senior Lecturer in War Studies

Prof Sir Michael Howard, Emeritus Professor & Co-founder of the Department

Dr Walter Ladwig III, Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Julian Lewis, Visiting Senior Research Fellow 

Prof Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations & Terrorism Studies 

Prof Joseph Maiolo, Professor of International History 

Major General Mungo Melvin CB OBE, Senior Visiting Research Fellow 

Dr John Nagl, Visiting Professor 

Prof Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies

Prof Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor

Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in  East Asian Warfare & Security

Prof William Philpott, Professor of the History of Warfare 

Prof Michael Rainsborough, Professor of Strategic Theory 

Prof Philip Sabin, Professor of Strategic Studies

Dr Tim Stevens, Research Associate & Teaching Fellow 

Dr John Stone, Senior Lecturer in Military Strategy

Charles Style, Visiting Research Fellow 

Dr Karl Yden, Visiting Research Fellow

The EU & European Politics

Prof Anand Menon, Professor of West European Politics

Prof Christoph Meyer, Professor of European & International Politics

Dr Kevin Koehler,  Research Associate

Dr Oisín Tansey, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Prof Thomas Rid, Professor of Security Studies

War, Media & the Arts

Prof Didier Bigo, Professor of International Relations 

Dr Neville Bolt Teaching Fellow & Research Associate

Dr Peter Busch, Senior Lecturer in Media & War 

Prof James Gow, Professor of International Peace & Security

Prof Vivienne Jabri, Professor of International Politics 

Dr Milena Michalski, Research Associate

Dr Stephen J Weiss, Senior Research Fellow

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