Dr Christopher Hobbs
Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS)
Department of War Studies
King's College London
Strand Bridge House
Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1433
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2748
Nuclear security and non-proliferation
Science and technology of nuclear weapons
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Dr Christopher Hobbs is a Leverhulme Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) within the Department of War Studies at King’s College London (KCL). He was a King’s Business Innovation Fellow for the Department of War Studies from 2010 to 2011. Prior to taking up his current fellowship he was Deputy Director of the International Centre for Security Analysis at KCL, from 2007 to 2010, during which time he undertook an ESRC funded business placement fellowship at the Olive Group, an integrated risk management company. From 2006 to 2007 he worked as a research associate at the International Policy Institute.
He has a Ph.D in physics from the University of London, for which was shortlisted for the Tadion-Rideal Prize for Molecular Science, and an MPhys from Oxford University. .
Dr Hobbs is happy to offer doctoral supervision in the following areas:
WMD terrorism/ security
Nuclear and WMD proliferation
Verification of international arms control treaties
Teaching and Training
Science and Security of Nuclear and Biological Weapons
Current Issues in Science and Security
Dr Hobbs also coordinates a United Nations funded professional development course in nuclear security education, developed through the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN) details of the most recent course can be found here
In 2009 Dr Hobbs ran a course on Open Source Intelligence, Proliferation and Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) at the European Defence Agency.
Dr Hobbs has also developed and delivered short courses on OSINT techniques including online search and information retrieval, online security best practices and web 2.0 technologies.
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - £25,000 (2012).
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – €150,000 (2011-2012)
European Defence Agency - €33,000 (2009)