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Dr Hugo Rosemont

Dr Hugo Rosemont

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Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • Security

Contact details


Hugo Rosemont was appointed Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence (CDS) within the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, in March 2017.

Outside King's, Hugo works as a Defence and National Security policy specialist within the technology sector. Previously, he served as Director - Security and Resilience at the ADS group, the UK’s premier trade organisation for the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries; as Policy Adviser on Crime and Security issues at the British Retail Consortium (BRC); and as Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director at CDS. Earlier in his career, Hugo served at ADS for the first time as Policy Adviser, and as Security Executive at the winning London 2012 Olympic bid team.

Hugo was awarded his PhD from King's in April 2015 with a thesis that reassessed the origins, characteristics and consequences of the private sector’s involvement in the UK counter-terrorism strategy after 9/11. He also holds Masters degrees in European Politics from London Birkbeck University and International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews, for which he was awarded a distinction in 2006.

Areas of research

  • Security Privatisation
  • National Security Strategy
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Digital Security and Resilience
  • National Security Technology


  • Katja Samuel & Hugo Rosemont, ‘Bridging Cyber Security and Disaster Risk Reduction’, UNDRR Working Paper (April 2020)
  • Hugo Rosemont, ‘Public–Private Security Cooperation: From Cyber to Financial Crime’, RUSI Occasional Paper (August 2016)
  • John Gearson & Hugo Rosemont, ‘CONTEST as Strategy: Reassessing Britain’s Counterterrorism Approach’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 38:12 (2015), pp.1038-1064
  • Hugo Rosemont, ‘Private sector engagement in the UK's counter-terrorism strategy: a new agenda’, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Vol. 6:2 (2014), pp.147-161
  • Hugo Rosemont, ‘Getting Down to Business: Industry’s Role in National Security’, RUSI Journal, Vol. 155:1 (2010), pp.80-85