Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Contact Details

Dr Gordon Clubb

Lecturer in International Security

I received my MLitt in Middle East Security Studies at the University of St Andrews (2009) and worked on my doctorate at the University of Leeds (2010-2014). In 2014 I was made Lecturer in International Security and over this time I have taught and researched on the subjects of terrorism, conflict, international relations and security. 

I am the chair of the Terrorism and Political Violence Association, which has in the past hosted international events, liaised with government partners, and has run a successful internship programme at POLIS.   

Research Interests

My most recent large research project looked at the Disengagement and De-Radicalisation of the Irish Republican Movement.

Other research includes the role of former combatants and framing processes in preventing terrorism and political violence. 


I teach on the Terrorism module, Theories of/International Relations, and Security Studies.

Currently I am the Director of the BA International Relations Programme.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the area of Terrorism, Disengagement and De-Radicalisation, Conflict Prevention and Transformation, and Social Movement Theories.

Key Publications


  • Clubb, G, Kennedy-Pipe, C, and Mabon, S. (2015) ‘Terrorism and Political Violence’, Sage Press, London
  •  Clubb, G, Worral, J, and Mabon; S, (2015) Hizbollah: From Islamic Resistance to Government, Praeger Publishing

Journal Articles

  •  Clubb, G (2014) 'From Terrorists to Peacekeepers”: the IRA’s Disengagement and the Role of Community Networks’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
  • Clubb, G. (2009) ‘Re-evaluating the Disengagement Process: the Case of Fatah’, Perspectives on Terrorism


  •  Clubb, G. (2013) ‘Pathways to Impact: Opportunities and Obstacles for Terrorism Researchers and the Professional Service Sector’, LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog
  • Clubb, G. (2013) ‘Causes of the Northern Ireland Flag Dispute’, Open Democracy

Media Contact Areas

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • De-radicalisation, Disengagement and DDR Programmes
  • Preventing terrorism at the community level and among young people

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