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Associate Professor
Tegg Westbrook { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Tegg Westbrook", "tel": "", "email": "tegg.westbrook@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

Resilient Cities

BYG 640 - Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning.

Courses taught

Research fields

- Geofencing as a security measure

- Smart City initiatives driving the demand for GPS jamming devices

- Manufacture, trade in, and use of, military, security and police technologies and their implications in urban and international contexts

Selected publications

Westbrook, "How is the Global Positioning System Shaping Military Geographies?" Journal of Strategic Security. Under peer review. 11 pages.

Westbrook, "Geofencing and Vehicle Innovations: A Cost-Effective Counterterrorism Measure?" Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrrorism (Taylor & Francis). Under peer review, 23 pages.

Westbrook and Rostvik: "Solar Energy and Battery Development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Leading to Increased Proliferation?" Salus Journal (Charles Sturt University) (Volume VI, Issue 2, September, 2018), 13 pages. 

Westbrook, "The Regional Dynamics of Japan's Remilitarisation: Preventing Conflict Through Military Interoperability?" Japanese Studies Association Journal (Volume XVI, Issue 1, March2018), 25 pages.

Westbrook, "Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights", E-International Relations (May 2018), 8 pages.

Westbrook, "What were the socioeconomic, political and institutional factors influencing the Arms Trade Treaty?" Nottingham Trent University Institutional Repository (November 2016), PhD thesis.

Westbrook, "Norm Diffusion: Understanding Risks in Relation to Identity Formation using Mapping Indices", The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (Volume VIII, Issue 1, January2016), 5 pages (double columns).


Research in progress

I am currently focusing on the following themes:
- Analysing the opportunities and implications of emerging technologies such as geofencing in mitigating the threat of terrorism in urban areas.

- Undertaking research into civilian road vehicles, analysing them as 'normal' conventional weapons, as opposed to 'unconventional' weapons.

- Undertaking research into the significance of lithium batteries in military, security and police equipment.



Work experience

I am currently involved in research and teaching at the Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning at the University of Stavanger. My teaching focuses primarily on cost-effective and proportionate counterterrorism measures in urban areas.

Over previous years I have undertaken research for nongovernmental organisations in the UK which primarily focus on arms control and the use of force in the pursuit of transparency, accountability and for raising awareness. Additionally, I have undertaken research for a major electronics company, assisting in devising strategy and resource allocation.

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Westbrook, Tegg; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2018). Solar Energy and Battery Development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Leading to Increased Proliferation?. Salus journal. ISSN 2202-5677. Volume 6. Booklet 2. p. 59-77.
  • Westbrook, Tegg (2018). Brexit and arms sales to the Philippines : a reactive approach to human rights.