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People Professor Paul Cornish

Oxford Martin Fellow, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre

Co-Director, The Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre

Paul Cornish is Associate Director of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. He was educated at the University of St Andrews, the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. He served in the British Army and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and has held senior/professorial appointments in UK research institutes and universities: Chatham House (where he established the institute’s cyber security research project); the UK Defence Academy; the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London; the RAND Corporation (Europe); and the Universities of Cambridge, Bath and Exeter. His work covers national strategy, cyber security, international security futures, arms control, the ethics of conflict, and civil-military relations. He is Chief Strategist at Cityforum Public Policy Analysis Ltd and has participated in UK-China Track 1.5 discussions on cyber security since 2013. He is Professorial Fellow in Cyber Security at the Australian National University’s National Security College, 2017-2018 and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2018.