Head of the Peace, Reconciliation and Security Team, Coventry University

Dr Paul Holtom’s key research interests relate to the international arms trade and strengthening arms transfer controls to combat the illicit arms trade and irresponsible arms transfers. He has recently carried out research projects to inform the negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty, Chinese policy on exports of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and efforts to prevent illicit SALW transfers. He was the consultant for the 2013 United Nations Group of Government Experts on the Continuing Operation of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and its further development.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Head of the Peace, Reconciliation and Security Team, Coventry University
  • 2009–2013
    Director of the Arms Transfers Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • 2006–2013
    Senior Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute