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Dr Dan Lomas

Dr Dan Lomas
Lecturer in Intelligence and Security Studies

Research area(s)

  • UK intelligence & security
  • Diversity and inclusion in UK intelligence
  • National security vetting 
  • Intelligence and policy 
  • The Labour Party and UK intelligence
  • UK public attitudes to intelligence 

Research Interests

Currently, my research crosses several themes related to the use of intelligence for UK national security, diversity and inclusion, and national security vetting. 

My first monograph, Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945 - 1951, was published by Manchester University Press and shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize for first academic monograph. I also co-authored Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies, published by Routledge in 2019.  

I have published in the Journal of Intelligence HistoryIntelligence and National SecurityThe Historical JournalThe Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History and The International History Review. Beyond academic publishing, I have contributed to The Conversation UK, BBC History Magazine, The New Statesman, History Today, as well as discussions on BBC 5 Live, ITV Granada, BBC Radio Scotland, Channel 5 News, and other media outlets.

I am currently writing my second monograph for Bloomsbury, provisionally titled The Security State: The Secret History of UK Vetting, to be completed for spring 2023. I am also co-authoring a study of intelligence reviews for Edinburgh University Press and a new history of the Secret Intelligence Service for Georgetown University Press.