Timothy Edmunds is Professor of International Security at the University of Bristol, and the director of the Global Insecurities Centre. He is also co-director of the SafeSeas network on maritime security. Between 2015-19, he was founding Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Security for Cambridge University Press and the British International Studies Association (BISA). His work addresses issues of security policy, capacity building and security sector reform, with focus on the maritime domain. He is author or editor of over 90 publications on these themes, including 11 books. These include Capacity Building for Maritime Security: The Western Indian Ocean Experience (2020), and British Foreign Policy and the National Interest (2014). He has advised government departments including the UK Cabinet Office, Ministry of Defence and Department for Transport, most recently on the 2022 UK National Strategy for Maritime Security. He has also provided written and oral evidence to the UK parliament on these issues. His maritime security research has been funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy and EU Horizon 2020 programme.