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University of Bath

Professor David Galbreath BA, MA, PhD Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

David is responsible for teaching, research and Faculty strategic planning.


David Galbreath was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences in 2016.

David is Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies. His research interests are in comparative national security and defence policy, as well as how science and technology affect war, conflict and violence.


  • Military and strategic theory
  • Emergent warfare
  • Science and technology advances
  • Arms control


This person is available to supervise research degree projects


View a list of books and publications by David Galbreath


David has worked on foreign and security policy, international regime theory and the political and social inquiry around minority politics in Europe for several years. He held a position at the University of Aberdeen before joining the University of Bath in 2010.

David was Editor-in-Chief of European Security (2009 to 2015) and Defence Studies (2014 to 2016) as well as Associate Editor for the European Journal of International Security (2016 to 2020).