|113d Crescent House, Politics and Contemporary History Subject Group, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.|
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I am currently researching a collection of issues relating to security, including British interrogation in Iraq (2003-8), commissions of inquiry into security matters, the effects of the 1971-8 European Court of Human Rights case Ireland vs. UK on Anglo-Irish relations, and allegations of collusion relating to the use of informers during 'the troubles'. More broadly my research interests fall into the areas of intelligence ethics, human rights and the prohibition of torture, insurgency and terrorism, policymaking, Northern Ireland and Britain’s colonial history.
My book, Interrogation, Intelligence and Security: Controversial British Techniques, was published by Manchester University Press in May 2015. It addresses the use of controversial interrogation techniques, believed by many to constitute torture, in Aden (1963-7), Northern Ireland (1971) and Iraq (2003).
A co-authored book, Why Spy? The Art of Intelligence, written with Brian T.W. Stewart CMG, former Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee and Deputy Chief of SIS (MI6), was published by Hurst in June 2015 and launched in the House of Commons the same month.
I am willing to supervise dissertations in intelligence ethics, contemporary intelligence issues, counter-insurgency and the contemporary history and politics of Northern Ireland.
- Intelligence Ethics (MAISS-DL)
- Contemporary Security, Intelligence and Terrorism (MA level)
- Contemporary Security, Intelligence and Terrorism (MAISS-DL and MATS-DL)
- Terrorism in Europe since 1945 (MATS-DL)
- British Counter-Insurgency since 1945 (level 6)
- Introduction to Security, Intelligence and Terrorism Studies (level 4)
Other Modules Contributed to in previous years:
- Issues in Intelligence (MAISS)
- Issues in Intelligence (MAISS-DL), 2009-10 - 2013/14
- Terrorism: Threat and Response (MA level), 2012/13
- Terrorism: Threat and Response (MATS-DL), 2012/13
- Introduction to Contemporary Military History II (level 4), 2009/10 - 2012/13
Directorate of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History International Lead (partnerships, recruitment and exchanges), September 2018 to present
Chair, School of Arts and Media Staff and PGR Research Ethics Panel, November 2015 to present
Programme Leader, MA Terrorism and Security by part-time distance learning, September 2015 to present
School of Arts and Media Lead for International Recruitment, April 2017 to September 2018
School of Arts and Media International Lead for the Middle East, August 2015 to April 2017
Programme Leader, BA (Hons) International Politics and Security, January 2015 to September 2016
Programme Developer, BA (Hons) International Politics and Security, February 2014 to January 2015.
Programme Leader, MA in Terrorism and Security, 2013/14, semester three.
Programme Leader, MA in Intelligence and Security Studies by part-time distance learning, MA in Intelligence and Security Studies, MA in Terrorism and Security, 2013/14, semester two.
Admissions Tutor for History (BA in Contemporary Military and International History), June 2012 to June 2013.
Exchange Officer for Politics and Contemporary History and the School (outward students), February 2010 to September 2012.
Exchange Officer for Politics and Contemporary History and the School (inwards students), semester 1, 2010/11
Acting Programme Leader, MA in Intelligence and Security Studies by part-time distance learning, semester 2, 2010-11
Holde of Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Scholarship, 2010-12
British Academy Small Grants award, 2013-14.
1st class honours
Organised two Politics and Contemporary History research seminars for 2014/15
Invited, and involved in arrangements for, three visiting speakers: Michael Herman (Former Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee), April 2011; Bill Duff (Special Branch, rtd.), November 2011; and Professor Eunan O'... more >>.
Involved in arranging for three visiting speakers: Michael Herman (Former Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee), April 2011; Bill Duff (Special Branch, rtd.), November 2011; and Professor Eunan O'Hapin (Trinity College... more >>.
Organised by the British Academy and University Alliance.
Conference organised by the Oxford Intelligence Group and the International Intelligence Ethics Association.
Member of Editorial Board
Member of editorial board.
Institute for Global Security & Defense Affairs (IGSDA) is a multinational team of defense and security experts. We produce political, security analysis and solutions for local, state and national governme... more >>.
Delivered guest lecture, by invitation, on 'Leadership Responsibilities and Failures', at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham.