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Claudia Hillebrand

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Cardiff University

Claudia Hillebrand is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University. Her main research and teaching interests include intelligence oversight and accountability; surveillance; international intelligence and police co-operation; counter-terrorism policing; EU internal security; and the nexus between security provision and democratic legitimacy. Previously, she was the Director of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies (CIISS) and a Lecturer in Intelligence and Counter-terrorism in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University.


Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies, ed. with Robert Dover and Michael S. Goodman (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014).

‘The Threat From Below: How Intelligence Counters Irregular Threats’, Inteligencia Y Seguridad: Revista De Análisis Y Prospectiva 13 (2013), Special Issue, ed. with Huw Bennett, Rory Cormac and Michael S. Goodman.

Counter-Terrorism Networks in the European Union: Maintaining Democratic Legitimacy After 9/11 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

‘The Role of News Media in Intelligence Oversight’, Intelligence and National Security 27/5 (2012), 689-706.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Aberystwyth University