Professor Tim Edmunds
Tim Edmunds is Professor of International Security and Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol. He has previously held positions at the University of Nottingham, Kings College London, the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). His research addresses issues of civil-military relations and security sector reform, with an empirical focus on post communist Europe, the former Yugoslavia (particularly Serbia) and most recently the UK. He is particularly interested in questions of complexity, strategy and agency in defence and security reform. He currently holds an ESRC/MoD grant on Keeping Enough in Reserve: The Employment of Hybrid Citizen-Soldiers and the Future Reserves 2020 Programme (ES/L012944) and an ESRC seminar series on Reconnecting the academic community to British defence and security policy: the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security (ES/L001616/1).Previously, he has held grants or fellowships from the ESRC, British Academy, NATO Science Programme, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, University of Bristol and IISS. He has published in journals including International Affairs, Survival, Europe-Asia Studies, Armed Forces and Society and the Journal of Democracy, and authored or edited ten books. These include British Foreign Policy and the National Interest: Strategy, Contestation and Change (with Robin Porter and Jamie Gaskarth) forthcoming 2014; Out of Step: The Case for Change in the British Armed Forces (with Anthony Forster), 2007; and Security Sector Reform in Transforming Societies, 2007.