Matthew Moran

Matthew Moran


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Research interests

  • Nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation
  • Proliferation behaviour 
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Urban violence and the sociology of riots
  • Nuclear Security

Biographical details

Matthew Moran is Professor of International Security in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He also serves as Director of Research for the Department and Co-Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). 

Professor Moran’s research spans a number of areas, ranging from the study of collective disorder and rioting to the study of proliferation behaviour as it relates to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He also has a strong interest in open source intelligence (OSINT) and related technological developments. His current work is focused on understanding the dynamics of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Professor Moran’s research has been supported by the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the MacArthur Foundation, and various national governments. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary lectureship at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Arts, NUI Galway

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Arts, NUI Galway

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


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