Dr Sergio Catignani


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Telephone: 01392 725594

Senior Lecturer in Security and Strategic Studies

Dr Sergio Catignani joined the University of Exeter in 2013. Dr Catignani convenes as well as teaches on several modules of the MA in Applied Security Strategy and several undergraduate modules offered by the Politics Department.

Dr Catignani has an MA (Hons) Political Studies (Aberdeen), MLitt (Research) International Relations (Aberdeen), and DPhil War Studies (King's College London) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 Dr. Catignani was a Leverhulme Research Fellow and conducted an empirical study on the British Army's adaptation to the insurgency campaign in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Although funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the study was sponsored by then Land Warfare Director General, Lt. Gen. Nick Carter.

He is currently Principal Investigator on a joint funded ESRC-Ministry of Defence grant titled, “Sustaining Future Reserves 2020: Assessing Organisational Commitment in the Reserves”. With co-investigator, Dr Victoria Basham (Cardiff University), he examines the impact that Reserve service has both on reservists and their spouse/partners, the ways in which reservists balance their work, family and Reserve commitments and how their spouses/partners provide support at enabling reservists to balance such commitments.

Dr Catignani is currently on study leave and, thus, will only reply to research and student recruitment related matters during the 2018 Spring and Summer terms.