Prof Matt Uttley

Academic Director of the King’s Policy Institute, King's College London

Professor Uttley is Academic Director of the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London and the Academic Advisor to the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies. He has over 15 years of experience in United Kingdom professional military education. He was previously the Head of the King’s Defence Studies Department and Dean of Academic Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham (2006-2012). Before joining King’s he held academic posts at the Centre for Defence Economics, University of York (1992-1994) and the Department of Politics, Lancaster University (1989-1992).

Professor Uttley has published widely on the historical and contemporary dimensions of UK defence policy, defence economics, weapons acquisition and professional military education. He has acted as an advisor and expert reviewer for a number of bodies including the National Audit Office, European Commission, Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, and the Economic and Social Research Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and Adjunct Professor at the Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia.




Forthcoming Events


British Engagement Programme for Displaced Children

British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.


6th LCSS PhD Methodology Conference

An opportunity for PhD and early-career researchers from diverse social science and humanities disciplines to meet and share their research experiences.

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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