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Tim Bird

Dr Tim Bird

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • History
  • International relations
  • Policy and society
  • Politics
  • Security


Dr Tim Bird joined the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London in July 2004. During his time in the department he has been the Director of the MA programme, and Deputy Director of Teaching. Previously he taught at the University of Birmingham, the University of Warwick and Bristol University. He received a Master’s degree in Security Studies and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, and completed, in 2007, the Joint Operations Planning Course (JOPC) at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), UK. Before returning to academic study at Birmingham, he held a number of management positions in the private sector.

From September 2008 – August 2009 Dr Bird was on secondment at the MoD’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) as part of the team writing the new British Joint Operational Stabilisation Doctrine (JDP 3-40 Security and Stabilisation: the Military Contribution).

Research Interests

  • Military Doctrine
  • International Relations and Alliances
  • US Foreign and Defence Policy
  • European Security
  • Contemporary Security Policy
  • International Relations Theory
  • Strategic Thought
  • COIN and Stabilisation Operations
  • Afghanistan and South Asian Security

MA Special Subject

NATO since 1989


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