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Our Team

We pride ourselves on being a team of volunteers, we’re not funded by anyone.

Our team includes defence analysts, cyber security and international relations graduates, serving and former military personnel, industry specialists and more!

The UK Defence Journal has no affiliation to any party or political group, our members are drawn from across the political spectrum. Find out more about each author below but please note, we frequently publish work by new authors and as such, they may not yet be present in this list but if you need any information, please feel free to send us an e-mail!

Our current and former team members are displayed below!

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Tom has spent the last 13 years working in the defence industry, specifically military and commercial shipbuilding. His work has taken him around Europe and the Far East, he is currently based in Scotland.
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Lisa has a degree in Media & Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University and works with industry news, sifting through press releases in addition to moderating website comments.
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Henry was a defence & security writer at the UK Defence Journal but is now with Storyful. He had a particular focus on recruitment, mental health, and industry news.
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Vitor is a doctoral student of International Relations at the Sao Paulo State University. He also explores British imperial and military history, and its legacies to the modern world.
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Stuart Crawford was a regular officer in the Royal Tank Regiment for twenty years, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. Crawford attended both the British and US staff colleges and undertook a Defence Fellowship at Glasgow University. He now works as a political, defence and security consultant and is a regular commentator on military and defence topics in print, broadcast and online media.
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Gianpaulo is based in Australia and is a student of Counterterrorism, Intelligence and Security. Interested in everything related to National Security. 24 News Enthusiast, political junkie and working on his first book 'Hitchhikers Guide to National Security'.
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Bryan forwards e-mails to people that need to see them and often manages the social media accounts.
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Oliver is a student at the University of East Anglia studying for a PhD in International Security. His interests include strategy, grand strategy in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific, international relations and politics, maritime strategy, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency warfare, and maritime policy.
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Gerald is an experienced senior manager and consultant within the defence sector and an ex-Royal Navy weapons engineering apprentice. His specialism is covering strategic defence issues of a political nature of both national and international relevance.
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Avril isn't real but good on you for digging into the source for this April Fools Day article.
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Daniel is an International Relations and History student, with interests lying especially with cyber security, national security, terrorism, and foreign affairs. Interests in foreign affairs mainly include the current European situation along with the USA.
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Elliot studies Modern History, Medieval History and Russian at the University of St Andrews and hope to continue in defence-related academia.
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Duncan is a graduate student of journalism who has a keen interest in the defence sector. Duncan's specialism is the Royal Navy. Duncan is on Twitter and happily engages in discussion there.
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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval defence technology and cyber security matters.
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Lucy Wright is a professional in the publishing industry, with a passion for news reporting. She has dedicated her career to staying informed and sharing important stories with others.
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Jon, who many of you know as 'Defence Geek', is a leading member of the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) community. He is the co-host of the OSINT Bunker Podcast which is made in collaboration with the UK Defence Journal and is a Co-Founder of the Military Aviation Tracking Alliance group whose work providing news during the Kabul Airlift reached millions of people.
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For the past two decades Rebecca has worked as a science and technology journalist for South Africa's leading business and technology journal. Her technology beats are aviation, defence, civil nuclear power, & space.
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Alexander MacDonald works in the field of data protection and information security. In his day job, he helps to ensure the safety and security of sensitive data. In his spare time, Alexander is passionate about citizen journalism and using his skills to help shed light on important issues.
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Robert Clark is a Defence Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. Prior to this Robert was in the British Army. Robert can be found on Twitter at @RobertClark87.
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Callum runs the Open Source Defence (@OSDefence) twitter account providing regular OSINT-based updates on global defence news, in particular on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. He has a keen interest in aviation and defence and has engaged in the OSINT community for a number of years.
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I am an air power historian interested in the development of tactical air power, the relationship between air forces and the aviation industry and air power and strategy. I have published widely on the development of tactical air power in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War and the efforts of the Air Ministry to rationalise and improve the capabilities of the British aviation industry during the inter-war period.
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Daz Vallis is a veteran of the Royal Air Force and still works in the aviation industry.
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Professor John Bryson is Chair in Enterprise and Economic Geography at Birmingham Business School. John's research is motivated by a desire to understand and explain the complex ways in which production is organized through space and in place and via a variety of forms of enterprise.
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