Security Research Group

Located in the International Politics Department at Aberystwyth University, the Security Research Group (SRG) is a student-run research group, seeking to provide a platform where divergent academic interests and disciplines related to the study of security can be fruitfully brought together. Areas of interest include health security, environmental security, human security, national security, intelligence studies, accountability, strategic studies, critical security studies, geo-politics and geo-strategy, terrorism and critical terrorism studies.


Over the past several years, the SRG has run a variety of events, ranging from our topical current events seminars through to guest lectures from visiting scholars and practitioners. In 2015 – 2016, these events included Dr Phillipe Frowd talking about security and borders in Africa and Dr Emma Bryant discussing propaganda and security. This was followed in 2016 – 2017 by Professor Vian Bakir and Dr Andrew Mcstay exploring their recent research into surveillance technologies and changes in intelligence since the Snowden revelations, as well as Dr Bleddyn Bowen talking about his resent research in space strategy.


The events planned for the 2017 – 2018 academic year will be linked to security related themes highlighted within the modules taught within the Department at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. By continuing to utilise social media, all events will be publicised on them, allowing the activities and research outputs of the SRG to be seen by a wider audience.  To find out what activities the SRG have planned please look at:

The SRG's Blog:

Facebook Page:

Twitter Account: @aberSRG 


The SRG committee for the 2017 – 2018 academic year is:

Abigail Blyth –

John Wood –