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Andy Corbett is a teaching fellow at the Defence Studies Department. His first career in the Royal Navy submarine service spanned the end of the Cold War and included Command of 2 Trident submarines, capability management in the MOD and development of 21st century NATO deterrence and defence strategy. He holds a PhD in Defence Studies from King’s College London and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and he is a Fellow of the HEA.


Research Interests 

  • The utility of ‘hard’ power in the 21st Century
  • The relationships between the use of force, international institutions and the maintenance of peace and the current international order
  • The mechanisms of deterrence and strategic messaging
  • Concepts and roles of national interest
  • Nuclear deterrence strategy



  • MA Special Subject; The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy
  • Hacking for Defence/ MOD



Dr Andrew Corbett's PURE Profile