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Dr Claudia Hillebrand

Dr Claudia Hillebrand

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2068 8962
2.03, 8-10 North Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DY

Claudia Hillebrand is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University. Claudia has published a monograph on the democratic legitimacy of EU-wide counter-terrorism policing with Oxford University Press, and has co-edited the Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. Her research and teaching interests embrace intelligence, policing, counter-terrorism and surveillance. Before moving to Cardiff, Claudia was the Director of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies at Aberystwyth University. She is currently investigating the parliamentary oversight of intelligence gathering on a neo-Nazi group in Germany. Recent collaborative and interdisciplinary work included projects on transparency arrangements and the controversy surrounding surveillance; transnational organised crime and European security; and CCTV surveillance. Claudia's research has been funded by the European Commission, the Economic and Social Research Council, HEFCW's Welsh Crucible programme and the Aberystwyth University Research Fund.

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Intelligence and National Security.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intelligence History.






intelligence studies

legitimacy, accountability and oversight of security actors

counter-terrorism studies

secrecy studies

EU internal security

Areas of expertise

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