Barney Walsh

Research Associate

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 is a mentor on the ALC Fellowship programmes, 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.


Mwambari, David, Alfred Muteru, Barney Walsh, Irenee Bugingo, Thomas Munyaneza, and Funmi Olonisakin (2017) ‘Trajectories of state building and peace building in Rwanda,’ (International Development Research Centre, Research Results IDL-56347),

Barney Walsh (2015) Human security in East Africa: The EAC's illusive quest for inclusive citizenship, Strategic Review for Southern Africa, Vol 37 (1), May 2015, pp.75-98,

Barney Walsh (2015) Perceptions from the UK – The changing face of migration, Voice of ALC Newsletter, May 2015,

Barney Walsh (2010) Uganda’s Involvement in the DRC since 1998: Museveni and Regional Relations, ALC Monograph No 5, August 2010,


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