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Dr Gareth Mott

Lecturer in Security and Intelligence


Dr Gareth Mott graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a PhD in International Security (2015-2018). Before that, he received an MA in International Security and BA in International Relations and Modern History at the University of East Anglia (2010-2014). Between January 2018 and the summer of 2019, he was a lecturer in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University. As a lecturer in Security and Intelligence at the University of Kent, Gareth is based at both the department of Politics and International Relations and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Cyber Security (SoCyETAL). 

Research interests

Gareth is particularly interested in the ‘Politics of Cyber Security’, ‘Critical Security Studies’ and ‘Critical Terrorism Studies’. He has published on, and is proactively researching: the discursive construction of threatening and protective identities in cyberspace; the security and wider implications of Blockchain and other peer-to-peer technologies; and the governance architectures of 21st century communicative technologies. 


Gareth teaches modules on the theories of International Relations and is creating a module on ‘governing the fifth sphere of power projection: cyberspace’ for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Gareth is willing to supervise projects in the political and/or international considerations of technology and software. He will also consider supervising PhDs in Security Studies, particularly those with a Critical orientation. 

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