Visiting Professor - Kristan Stoddart

Dr Kristan Stoddart is Associate Professor at the University of Swansea and was previously Reader in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University where he was also the Deputy Director of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies.

From 2014 to 2017, he worked on a £1.2 million project examining Cyber Security Lifecycles funded by Airbus Group and the Welsh Government which was designed to be impactful on government and a REF impact case study. He was member of the UK’s Independent Digital Ethics in Policing Panel for several years through to 2018, a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

He has spoken at a wide number of conferences, nationally and internationally, including NATO, US Strategic Command, GCHQ, and the UK Cabinet Office and has submitted evidence to parliamentary enquiries. He also had various forms of media engagement, including the BBC, Channel 4, and the national press.

He is the author or co-author of several books and many articles including: The British Nuclear Experience: The Role of Beliefs, Culture and Identity (with John Baylis) (Oxford University Press, 2014); Facing Down the Soviet Union: Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons 1976-1983 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and The Sword and the Shield: Britain, America, NATO and Nuclear Weapons 1970-1976 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 

He has close links with national and international police forces, the UK military, NATO, industry and many national and international links within academia.