PhD Researcher, New Political Communications Unit, Royal Holloway

Adam Drew's research centres around cyber-security, the balance of safety and privacy, the interactions of society with technology and the politics of violence and protest. Especially interested in the interactions between the law, political theory and computer science in attempts to rationalise and contend with the risks posed by an increasing dependence on the cyber-domain.

Current areas of research include;

The interaction of new technology and protest/activism,
Securitisation and Militarisation of the Internet,
The legitimacy and practicality of government control of cyberspace,
The evolution of warfare, terrorism and crime in the face of the rise of the networked society.

He completed his Bachelor's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of East Anglia and then progressed on to do a Masters in International Relations: Transnational Security Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is now a PhD Researcher in the New Political Communications Unit at Royal Holloway writing his thesis loosely titled "Cyber-Security: Redefining and Recalculating the Threat."


  • 2012–present
    PhD Researcher, New Political Communication Unit


  • 2012 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, MSc Transnational Security Studies and International Relations
  • 2011 
    University of East Anglia, BA(hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics