Neil Waghorn

Photograph of Neil Waghorn.PhD Candidate, Co-convenor - Aberystwyth University Dialogues in Human Geography Seminar Series 2014 – 2015, F800 First Year Tutor.
MA Regional and Environmental Policy (Pending), MSc(Econ) Intelligence and Strategic Studies, BSc(Econ) International Politics and Intelligence Studies.


Office: G1
Tel: +44(0)1970 622 610


Pushing the Envelope: Examining the implications of the civilian adoption of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the UK.

Supervisor(s): Dr Kevin Grove, Prof Mark Whitehead


After completing his MSc and BSc within the department of International Politics at Aberystwyth, Neil spent several years working in the Defence and Geospatial Press. Exposure to unmanned technologies of both a civilian and military nature as a member of the press led to him returning to Aberystwyth to undertake further postgraduate study on the civilian adoption of unmanned aerial technology.

Research Interests

Neil’s primary area of research interest is unmanned aerial technologies and the theoretical, regulatory and practical implications of their civilian adoption.

Alongside this primary research Neil also attends numerous research groups across the institute of Geography, History, Politics & Psychology including the Environmental Politics Research Group and the Security Research Group.

He tweets predominantly about at UAVs at @NJWaghorn

and aims to blog throughout his PhD at


F800 First Year Tutorials (Two Groups)