IWM Associates are experts drawn from a range of fields including arts and culture, media, academia, policy and the NGO sector. IWM Associates are at the core of the IWM Institute and will use their own unique perspectives from their respective fields to support the development of fresh and creative approaches to public engagement with war and conflict.

IWM Associates

  • Masuma Ahuja Profile Picture
    Masuma Ahuja

    Masuma Ahuja is an author, independent journalist and former Digital Editor at The Washington Post.

  • Marcus Webb and Rob Orchard Profile Picture
    Marcus Webb & Rob Orchard

    Marcus Webb and Rob Orchard are the co-founders of The Slow Journalism Company and editors of Delayed Gratification.

  • Charlie Winter - King's College London
    Charlie Winter

    Charlie Winter is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London.

  • Lina Khatib
    Dr Lina Khatib

    Lina Khatib is Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.

  • Ben Hammersley Profile Picture
    Ben Hammersley

    Ben Hammersley is Principal of Hammersley Futures and former Executive Editor of WIRED magazine.

  • Shona Illingworth - artist
    Shona Illingworth

    Shona Illingworth is a Danish Scottish artist who works across a range of media including sound, film, video, photography and drawing.

  • Jonathan Cohen
    Jonathan Cohen

    Jonathan Cohen is Executive Director of Conciliation Resources.

  • Irini Papadimitriou Profile Picture
    Irini Papadimitriou

    Irini Papadimitriou is an author and Creative Director at FutureEverything.

  • Professor David Galbreath
    Professor David Galbreath

    David J Galbreath is Professor of International Security and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath.

  • Catriona Pennell
    Professor Catriona Pennell

    Catriona Pennell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

  • Chris Phillips
    Dr Chris Phillips

    Christopher Phillips is Reader in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.

  • Joanna Bourke
    Professor Joanna Bourke

    Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.

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    Sir Simon Wessely

    Sir Simon Wessely is Regius Professor of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and King's College London, and President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

  • Rana Mitter
    Professor Rana Mitter

    Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China and Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford.

  • Hew Strachan
    Professor Sir Hew Strachan

    Hew Strachan is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.

  • Patrick Vernon
    Patrick Vernon

    Patrick Vernon OBE is a film-maker and cultural historian, and founder of both Every Generation Media and the 100 Great Black Britons campaign.


  • James Wallis
    Dr James Wallis

    James Wallis is a Research Fellow at the University of Essex, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

  • C-Chinkin
    Professor Christine Chinkin

    Christine Chinkin is the founding Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.

  • Tim Cole
    Professor Tim Cole

    Tim Cole is Professor of Social History at the University of Bristol.

  • Jean Seaton
    Professor Jean Seaton

    Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the Official Historian of the BBC.

  • Heather Jones
    Dr Heather Jones

    Heather Jones is Professor of Modern and Contemporary European History at University College London.

  • Neil Bartlett
    Neil Bartlett

    Neil Bartlett OBE is an author and theatre director.

  • David Loyn
    David Loyn

    David Loyn is an author and Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

  • Aslan Livingstone-Ra Profile Picture.
    Aslan Livingstone-Ra

    Aslan Livingstone-Ra is an animator, producer, and Creative Director of Poke it With a Stick Studios.

  • Carl Miller Profile Pic
    Carl Miller

    Carl Miller is an author, presenter and founding Research Director of the The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos.

  • Edward Stringer
    Air Marshal Edward Stringer

    Air Marshal Edward Stringer is Director General of Joint Force Deployment and the Defence Academy.

  • James Cator Profile Picture
    James Cator

    James Cator is Head of Podcasts at Spotify, UK.