Dr Liam O’Shea is a policy researcher and consultant with extensive experience managing international development research projects. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and has conducted in-depth ethnographic research investigating police violence and corruption in the countries of the former Soviet Union. His specialisms include security sector reform (SSR), police reform, and politics and security in developing countries.
Liam has managed projects on international security assistance for the Scottish Government and NGOs. He worked previously for two Labour MPs at the Westminster Parliament on a variety of issues, including UK development policy in conflict zones and the deployments of British police in developing countries. From 2014-2015, Liam participated in the Alfa Program, a professional development programme for young Britons and Americans working in various sectors in Russia.