PhD Candidate, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity, University College London

Niamh is an incoming PhD student at University College London’s new Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity, where her research will focus on the intersections of nuclear weapons and cyber. Previously she worked as a researcher at Ridgeway Information, a London-based research consultancy, leading work on nonproliferation in East Asia. Niamh holds an MA in national security studies from King’s College London and a BA in European and international law from the University of Oxford. During her MA, Niamh worked on nuclear safeguards and counter-proliferation at Project Alpha. Outside of work, Niamh volunteers for a homelessness and housing project that focuses on participatory and inclusive approaches to housing policy. She also likes reading, vegan cooking experiments, and exploring London’s best indie music venues.

I am most excited to work on projects that… are conscious of the impact of domestic politics on nuclear issues.

I am looking for partners that can help me… broaden my perspective on nuclear risk and think about ways to leverage challenging moments into future progress.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… visiting the EU’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra and seeing, firsthand, the incredible innovations in verification that multilateral research can produce.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… incorporate underappreciated perspectives on old-hat issues.