Barney Walsh is a Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at the African Leadership Centre, King's College London. He assists with delivery of ALCs MSc Security, Leadership and Society and MSc Leadership and Development.
His research interests include Ugandan Political Economy, China-Africa relations, East African integration, and Security in the Great Lakes Region. His PhD thesis, completed in September 2016, was titled ‘China’s Engagement in the East African Security Community and Uganda’s Utilisation of the Regional Security Complex.’ It investigates how Chinese investment in East Africa and Uganda is affecting regional security issues and the progress of EAC integration. Barney holds a BA degree on History and Sociology from Leeds University and a MA in International Relations from Kings College London.
During his time at ALC, Barney has worked as research assistant in the Rwanda case study of the IDRC funded project ‘Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa.’ He has undertaken extensive field research in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, and has travelled extensively throughout Africa.
Barney has published peer-reviewed articles in the Strategic Review for Southern Africa and ALC Monograph Series. Barney is a mentor on the ALC Fellowship programmes, as well as being a Teaching Assistant for the International Development Institute at King’s. He has organised and overseen numerous academic conferences and symposiums.
He is coordinator of the ALC Research Seminar Series at King’s College London, ALC Alumni Chief liaison officer, Managing Editor of the newly launched ALC Journal of Leadership and Developing Societies, and Chair of ALC Staff-Student liaison committee.