Meet the team

Dr. Lee Jarvis is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia. He has (co-)authored or (co-)edited eight books on the politics of security, terrorism and counter-terrorism and is co-director of the multidisciplinary Cyberterrorism Project: To find out more about his research, please visit Lee’s personal website – – or follow him on Twitter – @LeeJarvisPols.

Dr. Tim Legrand is a Lecturer in the National Security College at the Australian National University. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham in 2008. Prior to joining the National Security College, he was a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University and the ANU. He has also held visiting research fellowships at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Johns Hopkins University and The University of Stockholm.

Dr. Michael Lister is a Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University. He joined the Department in November 2007, having previously been a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Surrey and an ESRC/Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he also gained his PhD. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jamie Kowalyk is a second year student studying International Relations and European Politics at the University of East Anglia. His academic interests lie in the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ peremptory norm, and is passionate about Human Rights. As a consequence of this passion, his responsibility for several media projects for Amnesty International on issues such as ‘The Arab Spring’ and the death penalty saw work published and sent around the world. He has also gained a wealth of experience in the Marketing and PR field as well as website design, having worked in this sector in his family’s insurance technology company.

Alejandro Perez-Benn is a first year undergraduate student reading International Relations in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Language Studies at the University of East Anglia. His interests in this area include the role of politics in education and the environment. He is interning in the Talking Shop project.

Amy Rust is a second year Media with Politics Student at the University of East Anglia. She has worked as a journalist for various regional organisations and is currently a leading figure within the UEA Politics Society. Her personal and academic interests focus on digital communication, media bias and elite theory. She also has experience in publicity, event management and website design for local and national charities.

Isabel Stevens is a third year student of International Relations and European Politics at the University of East Anglia. An experienced Model United Nations delegate, her academic passions lie in Britain’s relationship with the EU, to which end she has attended a BICEP tour of the European institutions and will shortly be interning as Policy Officer for Jonathan Millins in Brussels’ East of England Office. Closer to home, she works extensively with young people as a Student Ambassador and as a Teaching Assistant, and is currently acting as researcher on youth unemployment and education policy for Lord Jim Knight.

Natasha Wakelin is a third year International Relations and Politics student at the University of East Anglia. She is co-founder and president of the UEA PSI Discussion Forum, Officer Cadet at Cambridge University Air Squadron, and writer for the UEA politics blog Eastminster. Her academic interests are predominantly theoretical, with a focus on Social, Political and International Relations theory, although her curiosity is wide ranging. She has experience as a research intern at the House of Commons, recently attended the TEAM GLOBAL Study Tour in Geneva, and is currently partaking in a Political Leadership Master Class with Charles Clarke.


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