Timothy Edmunds

EU-CIVCAP Staff Co-Investigator

Timothy Edmunds is Professor of International Security and Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol. His research addresses issues of civil-military relations and security sector reform, with an empirical focus on postcommunist Europe, the former Yugoslavia (particularly Serbia) and most recently the UK. He is particularly interested in questions of complexity, strategy and agency in defence and security reform. He currently holds an EU Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship grant on Local Ownership in EU Security Sector Reform (with Filip Ejdus), an ESRC/MoD grant on Keeping Enough in Reserve: The Employment of Hybrid Citizen-Soldiers and the Future Reserves 2020 Programme (ES/L012944) and an ESRC seminar series on Reconnecting the academic community to British defence and security policy: the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security (ES/L001616/1). He is co-investigator on the EUCIVCAP programme. He has published in journals including International Affairs, Survival, Europe-Asia Studies, Armed Forces and Society and the Journal of Democracy, and authored or edited ten books. These include British Foreign Policy and the National Interest: Strategy, Contestation and Change, 2014; Out of Step: The Case for Change in the British Armed Forces, 2007; and Security Sector Reform in Transforming Societies, 2007.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Security, with the British International Studies Association and Cambridge University Press.

Work Packages


Consortium management


Local capacity-building strategies


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication


Ethics and data protection

Institutional Affiliation

University of Bristol

The Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol is a multidisciplinary centre and has an excellent track-record in research funding and publication in the area of conflict, security and development.