DCSS - organisational structure

Our staff are based both on the University of Plymouth campus and at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Together we deliver teaching, dialogue, and research activities.

DCSS Director, Dr Fotios Moustakis, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.    

DCSS Associate Director, Professor Graeme P. Herd, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.  

DCSS Deputy Director, Professor Alan Myers, Defence Training and Education, Director Military Education, Director of Studies, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.   

DCSS Senior Maritime Affairs Advisor, Commodore (Ret.) and Hon Professor Jake Moores, School of Government, University of Plymouth. 

DCSS Head of Learning, Dr Simon Murden, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.    

DCSS Head of Research, Dr Chris Emery, Lecturer in International Relations, School of Government, University of Plymouth.  

DCSS Head of Contemporary Maritime Operations, Mark Grove, Lecturer in Maritime Warfare, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  

DCSS Head of Maritime Policy, Dr Harry Bennett, Associate Professor (Reader) in History, School of Humanities and Performing Arts, University of Plymouth.     

DCSS Head of Maritime Heritage, Dr Jane Harrold, Lecturer in Strategic Studies, Department of Strategic Studies and Maritime Warfare, University of Plymouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. 

DCSS Head of Maritime Aviation, Philip GroveUniversity of Plymouth, at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

Head of Cyber Security, Dr Maria Papadaki, Lecturer in Network Security, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth. She received her PhD in 2004 from Plymouth. Prior to joining academia in 2006, she was working as a Security Analyst for Symantec EMEA Managed Security Services (MSS). Her research interests include incident response, insider threat, intrusion prevention and detection, security information and event management, security assessment, social engineering, security usability, and security education. Dr Papadaki holds GCIA, GPEN, CEH certifications and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board, as well as the BCS, Institure of Information Security Professional (IISP), and ISACA. Further details can be found at www.cscan.org/papadaki/

DCSS Expert in Radar and Telecommunications, Dr Chris Lavers has taught maritime and remote sensing topics since 1993. He is convenor of the Satellite Conservation Special Interest Group (ConICom) of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, and is a member of the Institute of Physics Environmental Physics Group Committee with special interest in satellite sensing.

Chris has published over 200 papers, reports and articles in physics and engineering and five books in the popular Reeds Marine Engineering Technology Series and the Reeds Introductions series, and a high resolution remote sensing satellite imaging book looking at humanitarian applications with contributions from the US AAAS and UNITAR.

Honorary Professor (University of Plymouth) and Local Co-ordinator for the MA program in Applied Strategy and International Security at the Hellenic National Defence College, Dr Georgios Mourtos 

Mr Stephen Moran MA: Fellow/Associate Lecturer

DCSS Projects Officer, PhD Studentship/Teaching Assistant.