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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. He also works for the NHS. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bryan forwards e-mails to people that need to see them and often manages the social media accounts.
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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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Daz Vallis is a veteran of the Royal Air Force and still works in the aviation industry.
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Jackson enjoys writing articles, columns and blogs about the forever changing political and military landscape.
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John Sayle holds a MA with Distinction in Writing from Liverpool John Moores University, where he previously lectured. He currently works as a security professional, in addition to lecturing at the University of Liverpool at the Centre for Lifelong Learning. From a multi-service family, John’s interests led him to conduct research for his PhD thesis on the topic of future war.
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Michelle is part of the team that helps with the social media, like everyone else, in her free time.
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Jordan is an Oopen Source Intelligence (OSINT) enthusiast with an interest in tracking and following various air force movements across the globe. Alongside aviation, Jordan also has a keen interest in covering ongoing global conflicts. Jordan can be found on Twitter at @air_intel or by clicking the link to his profile below.
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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. George is also an employee of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and works in a hospital setting.
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Kieran Locke is a defence enthusiast with an interest in naval matters.
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Daniel is a postgraduate student of International Relations and a Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science and International Studies in the University of Birmingham. My main areas of interest are the past and present foreign policies of the great powers and social-political issues in the UK, Europe, China and US. I previously worked at the Ministry of Defence and in the private intelligence/surveillance industry.
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