Dr Mark Smith

Programme Director

Mark is Senior Programme Director for Security and Defence. His current programme of work focuses primarily on non-proliferation and disarmament issues, principally: the future for the nuclear non-proliferation regime; international response to deliberate bio-release; constructing effective national and regional biosecurity strategies; countering the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons; international cooperation on the clearance of landmines and improvised explosive devices; the future for the non-proliferation and arms control treaties, particularly the NPT, BTWC, CWC and ATT; and the nuclear security architecture.  He also convenes dialogues on the future for nuclear deterrence, and international strategies for the responsible use of space.

Mark was previously Research Fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies and Lecturer in International Security at the University of Southampton, and Research Fellow at Swansea University.

He studied Politics at the University of East Anglia (BA Hons), and International Politics at the University of Wales Aberystwyth (MSc Econ and PhD).