Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, January 2018 - July 2018

Journal Manager, International Peacekeeping, January 2015 - January 2019

Conference Organiser, Conflict Research Society, December 2017- September 2018


PhD Candidate in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent, September 2014-December 2017

Research Assistant, Conflict Research Society, May 2015-February 2018

Parliamentary Caseworker, House of Commons, September 2012 - September 2014

Donor Research Internship, Canterbury Cathedral, June 2012 - September 2014


2014-2017. PhD in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent

2012. BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations (First Class), University of Kent



Daniel Kirkpatrick. Why negotiate when you can criminalise? Lessons for conflict transformation from Northern Ireland and South Africa. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (forthcoming),

Is Free Speech Consistent With British Values? Arc Digital, 5 May 2018, .

Game of Thrones: will there ever be peace on Westeros? The Conversation, 28 July 2017,

Why criminalising non-violent extremism won’t prevent terrorism. The Conversation, 13 June 2017,

Radicalised Politics? Where the UK political parties stand on de-radicalisation and counter-extremism. Explosive Politics, 22nd May 2017,


Political Studies Association Conference 2018
Is extremism the 'new' terrorism?

Conflict Research Society Conference Oxford 2017
Politicising crime to criminalise politics: Reconciling counterinsurgency and criminal justice

The British International Studies Association Conference 2017
Decriminalization and DDR: Trading Peace for Justice, or Just Restoring Peace

Irish Political Studies Association Conference Belfast 2016
Why Negotiate when you can Criminalize? Lessons from Northern Ireland and South Africa

Conflict Research Society Conference Dublin 2016
Criminalizing Civil Unrest: Transforming Perceptions, Transforming Realities

Conflict Research Society Conference Canterbury 2015
Problematizing Criminality: Reframing Criminality through Critical Legal Theory

Kent Graduate Law Conference 2015
Criminalizing Conflict: Re-conceptualizing Criminalization Through Conflict Analysis


This website is simply my informal writing outlet where I write down my thoughts and work through particular topics relating to political violence, conflict analysis and contemporary issues in the news.