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Dr Stevens is on research leave from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023.

Dr Stevens is a Reader in International Security and head of the King's Cyber Security Research Group. His research looks at the intersection of technology, politics and global security practices, with specific interests in the politics and governance of cybersecurity. He has also written on time and temporality in International Relations, including in a monograph, Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

He joined the Department of War Studies as a lecturer in 2016, having previously taught at King's and Royal Holloway University of London.

Dr Stevens has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from University College London, and an MA, MRes and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Senior Fellow and Associate Researcher at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam), Paris. He is the inaugural International Fellow at the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS).

Dr Stevens comments often on cybersecurity and related issues for a range of media outlets (TV, radio, print, online), including BBC, Channel 4, ITN, Sky, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek and many others. Please direct media enquiries to

Research Interests

Tim Stevens’ research is situated at the intersection of technology, politics and global security. He is particularly interested in information technologies and their roles in shaping and enabling global security practices. He has written extensively on the politics and governance of cybersecurity, especially in its strategic and international dimensions.

Dr Stevens is currently researching and writing a book on the political economy of cyber risk.

A full list of research outputs and activities can be found here.

Dr Stevens’ research interests include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Global governance
  • Time and politics
  • International political sociology
  • Science and Technology Studies


12th Jan 2024

Countering Non-State Actors in Cyberspace

MacColl, J. & Stevens, T., 12 Jan 2024, (Submitted) Research Handbook on Cyberwarfare. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

15th Nov 2021

On the Strategic Consequences of Digital Espionage

Devanny, J., Martin, C. & Stevens, T., 15 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Cyber Policy.6, 3, 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19th Jun 2020

Intelligence in the Cyber Era: Evolution or Revolution?

Gioe, D. V., Goodman, M. S. & Stevens, T., 19 Jun 2020, In: POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY.135, 2, p. 191-22434 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Web publication/site
21st Sept 2016

Russian hacker threat to hit US election must be taken seriously

Stevens, T. C., 21 Sept 2016

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

1st Jan 2015

Security and surveillance in virtual worlds: Who is watching the warlocks and why?

Stevens, T. C., 2015, In: International Political Sociology.9, 3, p. 230247 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1st Jan 2010

Breaching protocol: the threat of cyberespionage

Stevens, T. C., 2010, IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, 22, 3, p. 8-136 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle