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Joe Devanny is a Lecturer in the Department of War Studies. Prior to this appointment, he was programme director for security at Ridgeway Information. Before this, Joe was a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Security Analysis (ICSA) at the Policy Institute, King's College London (KCL).

His postdoctoral research was conducted at the Institute for Government and the Policy Institute at King’s, on the AHRC-funded Contemporary History of Whitehall project. Prior to postdoctoral research, Joe worked briefly in academic publishing and, before that, for the UK Government. He holds a PhD in political theory from the University of Cambridge, as well as degrees in European Studies and Political Science.


Research Interests

  • National Security strategy, coordination, policy-making, and oversight
  • Comparative cyber strategy, including UK and Brazilian cyber strategy
  • The role of intelligence analysis in the national security process



  • National Security Studies
  • Cybersecurity: Politics, Policy and Practice
  • Intelligence in Peace and War
  • Political Violence, Counterterrorism and Human Rights.



For a list of publications, please see my Pure Profile