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Nicholas Robinson

PhD Candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security, Royal Holloway University of London

Nick is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has a BA in Human Geography and International Politics from Aberystwyth University, and received his MSc in Geopolitics and Security from Royal Holloway in 2015.

Nick’s research is primarily grounded in Estonia, focusing on the multitude of digital technologies its government have started to employ since the regaining of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Exploring initiatives such as Estonian e-Residency, the government’s use of blockchain technology, and now the utilisation of ‘data embassies’, Nick’s work aims to develop a greater understanding of the impact these technologies have on our traditional conceptualisations of the nation-state, border and embassy.


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, Royal Holloway