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Barney Walsh

Barney Walsh

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  • Researchers

Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education

Research subject areas

  • International development
  • Conflict
  • Security

Contact details


Barney Walsh is a Lecturer in Security, Leadership and Development Education at the African Leadership Centre (ALC). He assists with the delivery of the Security, Leadership and Society MSc and Leadership and Development MSc.

He is coordinator of the ALC Research Seminar Series at King’s, ALC Alumni Chief liaison officer, Managing Editor of the newly launched ALC Journal of Leadership and Developing Societies, and Chair of ALC Staff-Student liaison committee. He is also a mentor on the various ALC Fellowship programmes.

Barney holds a BA degree in History and Sociology from Leeds University and a MA in International Relations from King's. His PhD thesis, completed in September 2016, was titled ‘China’s engagement in the East African security community and Uganda’s utilisation of the regional security complex.’ It investigated how Chinese investment in East Africa and Uganda is affecting regional security issues and the progress of EAC integration.

Barney has published peer-reviewed articles in the Strategic Review for Southern Africa and ALC Monograph Series. He has also organised and overseen numerous academic conferences and symposiums.


  • Ugandan political economy
  • China-Africa relations
  • East African integration
  • Security in the Great Lakes Region.

Barney worked as a Research Assistant on the Rwanda case study, ‘Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa,’ funded by the International Dispute Resolution Centre. He has undertaken extensive field research in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, and has travelled extensively throughout Africa.