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Professor of Defence Studies, King's College London

Matthew Uttley is Professor of Defence Studies at King's College London. He was formerly the Academic Adviser to the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies and Academic Director of the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London.

He has over 15 years of experience in United Kingdom professional military education. He was previously the Head of the Defence Studies Department and Dean of Academic Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham (2006-2012). Before joining King’s he held academic posts at the Centre for Defence Economics, University of York (1992-1994) and the Department of Politics, Lancaster University (1989-1992).

He has acted as an advisor and expert reviewer for a number of bodies including the National Audit Office, European Commission, Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, and the Economic and Social Research Council.


  • –present
    Professor of Defence Studies, King's College London