Security, Conflict and Human Rights Alumni

  • Dr Patrick Bury

    Security, Conflict and Human Rights Alumni


    Security and Strategy Institute, University of Exeter

    Graduation date: 2017

    Research topic: The Transformation of the Army Reserve

    Current position: I’m now a lecturer in Defence and Strategic Studies at the University of Bath

    Email: p.bury@bath.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PatrickBury

    Website/Blog: http://www.bath.ac.uk/polis/staff/patrick-bury/


  • Dr Stuart Scrase

    Security, Conflict and Human Rights Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Security, Conflict and Justice (ESRC 1+3)
    College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: Violence against the police in the 2011 English Riots

    Through ethnographic research in north London and a situational analysis of video footage of the riots, I aim to explain the occurrences of violence against police in 2011. The research responds to causal simplifications by the media/politicians which posit individual pathology rather than systemic dysfunction; a relative lack of in depth qualitative study of the social conditions and experiences which shaped the subjectivity to riot; and to a theory of violence, which proposes analysing the situational dynamics but also excludes background/social factors as causally irrelevant.

    Research supervisors: Dr Katherine Tyler (Exeter), Dr Will Atkinson (Bristol)

    Email: sts203@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Abi Dymond

    Security, Conflict and Human Rights Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Security, Conflict and Justice (ESRC +3)
    College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter

    Start date: April 2013

    Graduation date: June 2017

    Research topic: Police use of Taser in England and Wales.

    My inter-disciplinary PhD research, drew on elements from criminology, sociology and law, used quantitative and qualitative techniques, from binary logistic regression to actor-network theory, to examine the controversies around Tasers and less lethal weapons in the UK.

    Current position: Having done my PhD jointly at Exeter and Bristol, I am now a Lecturer in Criminology and ESRC Future Research Leader at the University of Exeter.

    Research supervisors: Professor Brian Rappert (Exeter), Professor Rachel Murray (Bristol)

    Email: A.Dymond@exeter.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbiDymond