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I am a Teaching Fellow in the School of International Studies, having joined in February 2023.  Previously, I taught at the University of Nottingham UK campus for two years, focusing my teaching on security and intelligence. Prior to this, I was part time teaching staff at Aberystwyth University in the International English Centre and Department of International Politics. The latter is where I completed my PhD in 2020 entitled 'The British Intelligence Services in the public domain' which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. This explored the portrayals of the British Intelligence Services provided through different avenues of information, including fictitious portrayals of James Bond. Indeed, I also my completed both my undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees at Aberystwyth University too.

Research Interests

My two main research interests lie in intelligence studies and pedagogy. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the depictions of the intelligence realm, and how these are constructed, either directly from the Intelligence Services themselves, or via other entities.

Additionally, examining the ways in which intelligence is taught without falling into certain tropes or narratives to provide students with an informed understanding of the secret and fascinating world. This ties into my interest of ensuring best pedagogical practice and researching how to consistently ensure this.


At UNNC, I have taught on the following undergraduate modules: 

Introduction to International Relations 

International Organisations 


Other areas I have taught on at the undergraduate level include: 

Secet Intelligence and International Security 

Russian Security and Russian Great Power Politics 


Security including theories, threats, NATO and European security in the 21st Century

British Political History

Politics in the 21st Century


At the postgraduate level, I have taught: 

Covert Action and Unacknowledged Interventions


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, British Intelligence Services in the Public Domain, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 24 Apr 2020

Master, Intelligence Studies - Research Training, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

Bachelor, International Politics and Intelligence Studies, Aberystwyth University

Award Date: 12 Jul 2013


  • Pedagogy
  • Politics


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