The Director of BUCSIS is Professor Anthony Glees MA MPhil DPhil (Oxford), who is professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham. He was a student at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and then an associate and senior associate member of St Antony’s College. His previous full-time appointments were at the universities of Warwick and Brunel.1

The co-Director of BUCSIS is Dr Julian Richards, who obtained a PhD in political violence in Pakistan in Cambridge University in 1992. He then entered the UK Ministry of Defence, where he worked for a number of years on defence and security policy, returning to academic life as a Research Fellow with Brunel University’s Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in 2006. In 2008, he jointly founded the new Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) at the University of Buckingham, and joined the Global Affairs teaching staff two years later.2

Noted intelligence history specialist Dr Phil Judkins (formerly of Cranfield University) is the Bletchley Park Convenor of the MA in Intelligence History with Bletchley Park Studies. Dr Judkins is a widely acknowledged expert on the history of interception and electronic surveillance and electronic warfare. He will be joined by Dr Mark Baldwin, a well-known lecturer on WW2 codebreaking and the Enigma machine.3

BUCSIS Support

Karl Webb is the current webmaster and a Research Fellow of BUCSIS. He was one of the first graduates on the MA in Security and Intelligence Studies, winning the Holorgorie Kanadahar Prize in 2010.4


  1. Staff bio from the University of Buckingham. Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/professor-anthony-glees/ []
  2. Staff bio from the University of Buckingham. Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/dr-julian-richards/ []
  3. University of Buckingham (2011) MA Intelligence History with Bletchley Park Studies. [online] Available from: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/intelligencehistory-bletchleypark. []
  4. Alumnet (2010) Graduation: Finalist Prizes 2010. [online] Available from: https://extranet.buckingham.ac.uk/alumnet/graduationPrizes-10.aspx []