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Adjunct Research Professor

Geoffrey Till

Previously Dean of Academic Studies at the UK Command and Staff College and Head of the Defence Studies Department of King's College London, Geoffrey Till is now the Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies of King’s College London and Chairman of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. Since 2009, he has been Visiting Professor in the Maritime Security Programme at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


He has taught at well over 40 national staff colleges (including those of Kuwait and Oman) and at a large number of other such defence establishments and academic institutions around the world.


Geoffrey Till's main interests are in maritime security and naval development. At the moment he is leading a project that looks at the way countries today 'grow' their maritime power and at the problems and challenges they face in seeking to do so.


In addition to being series editor of Cass Naval Policy and History series (the world's biggest such list), he has written several hundred journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of maritime strategy and policy defence, and has produced 29 books.  His most recent are: The Development of British Naval Thinking published by Routledge in 2006, a volume edited with Emrys Chew and Joshua Ho, Globalization and the Defence in Asia (Routledge, 2008), Korean Maritime Strategy: Issues and Challenges (Seoul: KIMS, 2011) (with Captain Yoon Sukjoon) and Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: The Triumph of Neptune (Routledge, 2012) (with Patrick S Bratton), Asia’s Naval Expansion: An Arms Race in the Making? (London: Routledge for IISS Adelphi Books, 2012), Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century, 3rd Edition (London: Routledge, 2013), Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia; and Causes, Nature, Consequences, (Contributing Editor with Jane Chan) (London: Routledge, 2013).


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