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Andrew Dorman is a Professor of International Security. His research focuses on the interaction of policy and strategy, utilising the case studies of British defence and security policy and European Security. He has held grants with the ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Ministry of Defence and US Army War College.

Professor Dorman trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, qualifying in 1990 before returning to academia. He has previously taught at the University of Birmingham, where he completed his masters and doctoral degrees, and the Royal Naval College Greenwich. He is currently the editor of International Affairs, the Chatham House journal published by Oxford University Press.

Professional Activities

Research Interests

  • British Defence and Security Policy
  • Defence Transformation
  • European Security
  • British Government
  • Nuclear Strategy

MA Special Subjects

  • UK Defence Policy since 1945
  • Evolution of Nuclear Strategy

PhD Supervision

Professor Dorman is happy to supervise PhD students in the following broad subject areas:

  • British defence and security policy
  • European security
  • Nuclear Strategy
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Defence Engagement
  • Defence Transformation/RMA


Professor Andrew Dorman PURE Profile