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Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Paul Dixon is Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.

He has taught at the Universities of Ulster, Leeds, Luton, Queen's University Belfast and Kingston. He is editor of 'The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya and Northern Ireland to Iraq and Afghanistan' (Palgrave 2012), (with Eamonn O'Kane) Northern Ireland Since 1969 (Pearson 2011) and Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace (Palgrave, 2nd edition, 2008). His report 'Warrior Nation: War, Militarisation and British Democracy' is to be published by Forceswatch in June 2018.


  • 2017–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • 2005–2017
    Professor of Politics and International Studies, Kingston University
  • 2004–2005
    Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • 1997–2005
    Lecturer in Government and Politics, University of Ulster
  • 1995–1997
    Lecturer in Politics, University of Leeds
  • 1993–1994
    Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Luton (now Bedfordshire)


    University of Manchester, BA Hons
    University of Bradford, PhD