Matthew R.H. Uttley is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the University of Oklahoma Center for Intelligence and National Security. Professor Uttley has held the Chair in Defence Studies at King’s College London since 2005. Professor Uttley was formerly the Academic Adviser to the Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies (2014-2015), and Academic Director of the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London (2012-2014). He was previously the Head of the King’s Defence Studies Department and Dean of Academic Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham (2006-2012). Before joining King’s in 2000, he held academic posts at the Centre for Defence Economics, University of York (1992-1994) and the Department of Politics, Lancaster University (1989-1992).
Professor Uttley has published widely on the historical and contemporary dimensions of UK defence policy, defence economics, weapons acquisition and professional military education. His recent publications include (with Andrew Dorman and Benedict Wilkinson) ‘The Curious Incident of Mr Cameron and the United Kingdom Defence Budget: A New Legacy’, The Political Quarterly (2016), and (with Andrew Dorman and Benedict Wilkinson) the King’s Policy Institute report entitled A Benefit, Not a Burden: The Security, Economic and Strategic Value of Britain’s Defence Industry (2015). His article (with Benedict Wilkinson) entitled ‘A spin of the wheel? Defence procurement and defence industries in the Brexit debates’ is published in the May 2016 edition of International Affairs.
Professor Uttley has acted as an adviser and expert reviewer for a number of bodies including the National Audit Office, European Commission, Ministry of Defence’s Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, and the Economic and Social Research Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), and Adjunct Professor at the Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia.