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Tara Zammit

Tara Zammit

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PhD Candidate


Tara Zammit is a PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies. She has been awarded the SSHRC-CRSH Department of National Defence MINDS Initiative Doctoral Award to undertake her research.

She holds an MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge (2019), and a BA (Hons) in Peace, Conflict and Justice and Near and Middle Eastern Civilisations from the University of Toronto (2018).

Tara is a volunteer with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s ‘Eyes On, Hands On’ project, Women in Defence UK, and was a Podcast Production Coordinator for Women in Foreign Policy (2021-2022). Until August 2022, she was the Communications Officer for UK in a Changing Europe, an ESRC-funded initiative based in the Policy Institute at King’s College London.

In addition, Tara has extensive experience in podcast production and editing, communications and media strategy development, copywriting, and digital marketing.

Research Interests

  • Ontological security (and insecurity)
  • Gender and conflict
  • Representations of military service
  • National and institutional identity construction
  • Military sociology


Examining service experiences and gender integration in the British Armed Forces through an ontological security lens

Tara’s research is situated within the fields of military sociology, gender studies, and security studies. She seeks to develop a framework for better understanding the interconnectedness of these subjects through an analysis of diverse service experiences with the aim of influencing policy to better support those pursuing careers in defence and security.


Tara Zammit, The ones we let down: toxic leadership culture and gender integration in the Canadian forces, International Affairs, Volume 98, Issue 6, November 2022, Pages 2199–2201,


Dr Amanda Chisholm (primary) and Dr Andrea Ellner