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Dr James Revill

Post:Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Location:HASTINGS BUILDING CS-012
Email:J.Revill@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3884
UK:01273 873884
International:+44 1273 873884

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Biography

James Revill is a Research Fellow with the Harvard Sussex Program at SPRU. Over the course of completing his PhD prior to joining the Harvard Sussex Program he worked as a consultant to the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and completed research fellowships with the Landau Network Centro Volta in Italy and the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre in the UK. Revill’s research interests focus on the evolution of the biological and chemical weapons treaty regime, especially analysis of the Biological Weapons Conventions, the interplay between science and security and the role and risk of non-state groups in chemical, biological and explosive terrorism. He has published widely in these areas, including a book length study on the history of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); several papers on issues pertaining to the Biological Weapons Convention; and more recently an assessment of the risk of chemical and biological terrorism.

Role

My main research interests are in the prevention of chemical and biological weapons, and more generally, the interplay between science and security. As a Research Fellow with the Harvard Sussex Program, SPRU, have written and presented widely on these topics. I also lecture on a number of modules, including Science, Technology and Contemporary Security Challenges, Public Management and Innnovation in Biomedical Science.