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David Galbreath, Prof

University of Bath, PoLIS

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United Kingdom

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


David Galbreath works with print and broadcast media at home and overseas. He has been interviewed widely on security and defence issues in Europe. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, SKY News, CNN, The Independent, Newsweek, The Strait Times and The Western Star.


David J. Galbreath is Professor of International Security and AHRC-ESRC Conflict Theme Lead Fellow for the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (PaCCS). He is also Director of the Centre for War and Technology, and Editor-in-Chief of Defence Studies (since 2014) and of European Security between 2009-2015. His research focuses on comparative national security and defence policy as well as on how science and technology affect war, conflict and violence. He is particularly interested in the role of techno-science in determining future war, future militaries and their political ramifications. Within a focus on war, politics and technology, his research interests are spread across a broad range of technology-concept pairings, such as robotics AND physicality, machine learning AND cognition, and bio-mechanics AND augmentation. For instance, see his inaugural lecture from October 2014. This research is informed by political and social theory as well as the study of International Relations.