Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Thomas Mills


Research Officer


Academia Academia


Tom Mills is the Researcher on the ESRC funded project, 'Understanding and explaining terrorism expertise in practice'

His PhD, which was awarded by the department in 2015, examines how the end of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism impacted on the BBC. His forthcoming book on the BBC, which draws on his doctoral research, will be published by Verso in 2016.

Research interests

  • Terrorism, counter-terrorism, counterinsurgency, terrorism expertise
  • Sociology of expertise
  • Media and communications
  • Neoliberalism and corporate power
  • Sociology of elites

Current projects



Miller, D. and Mills, T., 2015. Misinformed expert or misinformation network? Open Democracy

Mills, T., 2013. Remembering Thatcher and understanding Thatcherism. Agora, 48 (2), pp. 43-50.

Miller, D., Mills, T. A. and Harkins, S., 2011. Teaching about terrorism in the United Kingdom:How it is done and what problems it causes. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4 (3), pp. 405-420.

Miller, D. and Mills, T. A., 2010. Counterinsurgency and terror expertise: the integration of social scientists into the war effort. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 23 (2), pp. 203-221.

Miller, D. and Mills, T. A., 2009. The terror experts and the mainstream media:The expert nexus and its dominance in the news media. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2 (3), pp. 414-437.


Mills, T., 2015. The end of social democracy and the rise of neoliberalism at the BBC. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). Social & Policy Sciences.

Non-academic press

Mills, T., 2015. The end of Empire?: Violence and US hegemony In the Middle East. New Left Project

Miller, D., Massoumi, N., Mills, T. and Aked, H., 2015. The five pillars of Islamophobia. Open Security

Mills, T., 2015. The breaking of the British working class. New Left Project

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