Joe Devanny is Lecturer in National Security Studies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London. His research interests include national security strategy, coordination and policy-making; opposition parties' national security-related preparation for government; the role of intelligence analysis in the national security process; UK diplomacy and foreign policy; and UK Africa strategy, especially UK-Zimbabwe bilateral relations.
Between 2014 and 2016, Joe worked at the Institute for Government and KCL as a postdoctoral research associate on the AHRC-funded Contemporary History of Whitehall project. Prior to that, he worked briefly in academic publishing and, between 2007 and 2013, for the UK Government. He holds a PhD in political theory from the University of Cambridge, as well as degrees in European Studies and Political Science.