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Dr Tomas Maltby

Lecturer in International Politics 

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Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG 

Phone: +44 (0)20 7848 7322

Room number: 7.19 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours: Semester 1 - Monday 1.30-2.30pm, Thursday 12-1pm


Dr Tomas Maltby is a Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Political Economy. He is also Deputy BA/BSc Politics Programme Director. He works primarily on issues related to EU politics and energy policy. Tomas completed his BA in International Relations at Leicester University before moving to Sheffield University to undertake an MA in Research Methods in Politics and International Relations. He did his PhD at Manchester University and worked as a Research Associate there before starting work at King’s College London in September 2014.  Tomas has also taught at the Institute of European Studies, part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 

Research Interests 

Tomas’ research focuses primarily on climate and energy policy. His research considers understandings of security in the development of climate and
energy policy at the European and nation state level. This includes work related to energy transitions, the securitisation of energy, climate scepticism and also work on the politics of air pollution.

PhD Supervision

I am interested to hear from prospective PhD students proposing to work on EU climate and/or energy policy, energy security or energy transitions. Please contact me with a CV and draft proposal. 

Recent/current supervisions:

  • Dr. Lamya Harub - "The Making of ‘Energy Security’ in Oman: Tracing Discourses and Practices"
  • Kalina Damianova - "Changes on the Russian Gas Market 2008-2018"
  • Napaphat  Satchanawakul - "The Politics of Change in Thailand’s Health System" 


  • The International Politics of Energy (2nd year undergraduate)
  • Global Power Europe (3rd year undergraduate)


Journal Articles:

Maltby, T., Davidescu, S. and Hiteva, R. (2018) ‘Two steps forward one step back: renewable energy transitions in Bulgaria and Romania’, Public Administration, Early View

Maltby, T. and Judge, A. (2017) ‘European Energy Union? Caught between securitisation and ‘riskification’’ with Judge, A. European Journal of International Security, 2(2): 179-202.

Maltby, T. with Bouzarovski, S., Tirado Herrero, S., Petrova, S., Frankowski, J. and Matoušek, R. (2017) ‘Multiple transformations: conceptualizing energy vulnerability as a socio-spatial formation’, Geografiska Annaler B, 99(1): 20-41. 

Maltby, T. and Bocquillon, P. (2017) ‘The more the merrier? Assessing the impact of enlargement on European energy and climate change policies’, East European Politics, 33(1): 88-105.

Maltby, T., Judge, A. and Sharples, J. D. (2016) ‘Challenging Reductionism in Analyses of EU-Russia Energy Relations’, Geopolitics, 21(4): 751-762.

Maltby, T. and Khrushcheva, O. (2016) ‘The future of EU-Russia energy relations: In the context of decarbonisation and renewables’, Geopolitics, 21(4): 799-830 

Maltby, T. (2015) ‘Between amity, enmity and Europeanisation: EU Energy security policy and the example of Bulgaria’s Russian energy dependence’, Europe-Asia Studies, 67(5): 809-830.

Maltby, T. and Hiteva, R. (2014) ‘Standing in the way by standing in the middle: The case of state-owned natural gas intermediaries in Bulgaria’, Geoforum 54: 120-131. 

Maltby, T. (2013) ‘European Union energy policy integration: A case of European Commission policy entrepreneurship’, Energy Policy 55: 435-444. 

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