Research fellow, University of Sussex

James Revill is a Research Fellow with the Harvard Sussex Program, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. Over the course of completing his PhD on the evolution of the Biological Weapons Convention prior to joining the Harvard Sussex Program, he worked as a consultant to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and completed research fellowships with the Landau Network Centro Volta in Italy and the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre in the UK. Revill’s research interests focus on the evolution of the biological and chemical weapons treaty regimes; the interplay between science and security; and the risks of non-state actor’s adoption and use of chemical, biological and explosive weapons. He has published and presented widely in these areas, including a recent book length study on the history of improvised explosive weapons.


  • 2010–2017
    Research fellow, Harvard Sussex Program, SPRU, University of Sussex


  • 2010 
    Peace Studies Bradford, , PhD Biological weapons convention