Frank Foley is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of War Studies and Deputy Director of its Centre for Defence Studies. His main interests are counterterrorism, human rights, intelligence and police agencies, and he conducts field research on these topics in the UK, US, France and Spain.
Prior to this post, he held post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Co-operation (CISAC); at the Department of War Studies; and at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies in Madrid. In 2010 he received a Terrorism Research Award from the US National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (2008) from the European University Institute in Florence and an M.Phil in the History of Political Thought from the University of Cambridge. He conducted research on the Northern Ireland conflict at the University of Ulster during 2004 and worked as a journalist in Brussels between 2001 and 2003.