Dr Nick Brooke, Teaching Fellow, CSTPV


Nick Brooke is a Teaching Fellow in Terrorism Studies at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, where he teaches at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

He holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, an MLitt in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. His doctoral thesis examined the relationship between nationalism and political violence in the United Kingdom, considering why political violence was a greater feature of the nationalist movements in some parts of the British Isles and not others.

Research areas

Nick’s research interests include terrorism, nationalism, non-violent protest and identity and the interplay between these phenomena, as well as Scottish and British politics and representations of political violence in popular culture.



  • Terrorism and Nationalism in the United Kingdom: The Absence of Noise. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018.
  • “Scotland and the Politics of Intelligence Accountability” (With Colin Atkinson and Brian Harris), in Security in a Small Nation, Edited by Dr Andrew Neal; Open Book Publishers, 2017.


  • Review of The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution, Journal of Intelligence and National Security, 2016
  • Review of Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the global jihadist movement: what everyone needs to know, Journal of Intelligence and National Security, 2016.



  • IR3045: Violence in Deeply Divided Societies
  • IR4099: Dissertation
  • IR5951: Fundamental Issues and Structures of Terrorism [Distance Learning]
  • IR5999: Dissertation