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Dr Stevens is Senior Lecturer in Global Security and head of the King's Cyber Security Research Group. His research looks at the intersection of technology, politics and global security practices, with specific interests in the politics and governance of cybersecurity. He has also written on time and temporality in International Relations, including in a monograph, Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

He joined the Department of War Studies as a lecturer in 2016, having previously taught at King's and Royal Holloway University of London.

Dr Stevens has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from University College London, and an MA, MRes and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Senior Fellow and Associate Researcher at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam), Paris. He is the inaugural International Fellow at the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS).

Dr Stevens comments often on cybersecurity and related issues for a range of media outlets (TV, radio, print, online), including BBC, Channel 4, ITN, Sky, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek and many others. Please direct media enquiries to


Research Interests

Tim Stevens’ research is situated at the intersection of technology, politics and global security. He is particularly interested in information technologies and their roles in shaping and enabling global security practices. He has written extensively on the politics and governance of cybersecurity, especially in its strategic and international dimensions.

His current research projects explore: the role of offensive cyber operations in UK strategy; the nature and character of fragmentation in global cybersecurity governance; and topologies of cyberwarfare.

A full list of research outputs and activities can be found here.

Dr Stevens’ research interests include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Global governance
  • Time and politics
  • International political sociology
  • Science and Technology Studies




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Teaching modules

  • 6SSW3007 Cybersecurity: Politics, Policy and Practice
  • 7SSWN132 Cybersecurity: Comparative Policy and Strategy
  • 7SSWN134 Technology, Security and Global Politics


PhD Supervision

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