Science and Security

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the Arts and Humanities Research Council

The Science and Security grant commissioned new research to develop greater understanding of how developments in science and technology will present both opportunities and threats to future defence and security.

The research focuses on how to better assess and address risks that emerge from future developments in science and technology and the influence of cultural, historical, ethical, economic and societal factors.

Research Integrator

Science and Security: Research Impact and Co-Production of Knowledge
Professor Jon Coaffee – University of Warwick

Research Grants

The Use of Social Media Technologies (SMT) on Military Personnel and their Families
Professor David Denney – Royal Holloway, University of London

The Formulation and Non-formulation of Security Concerns: Preventing the Destructive Application of the Life Sciences
Professor Brian Rappert – University of Exeter

SNT Really Makes Reality: Technological Innovation, Non-Obvious Warfare and the Challenges to International Law
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame – King’s College London

Defence, Uncertainty and Now Media (D.U.N): Mapping Social Media in Strategic Communications
Dr Sarah Maltby – City University

Strategic Governance of Science and Technology Pathways to Security
Professor Mary Kaldor – London School of Economics & Political Science

Biochemical Security 2030 – Towards Improved Science-based Multilevel Governance
Professor David Galbreath – University of Bath

The Political Effects of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on Conflict and Cooperation within and between States
Professor Nicholas Wheeler – University of Birmingham

Science and Technology in the Service of the State: Understanding Mission-oriented Research Systems in a Changing World
Dr Andrew James – The University of Manchester

TRUST – Tracing Risk and Uncertainty in Security Technology
Dr Michael Bourne – Queen’s University of Belfast

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