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Tegg Westbrook { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Tegg Westbrook", "tel": "", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for sikkerhet, økonomi og planlegging

Associate Professor in Resilient Cities

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


I broadly focus on the manufacture, trade in, and use of dual/multi-purpose security technologies and their implications in urban contexts. Recent research has focused on the implications of GPS jamming and its wider impacts in civilian areas as well as in international politics. My current research interest include exploring the positive and negative societal implications resulting from the global proliferation of dual-purpose "DIY" smart home security appliances (i.e. Personal Assistants, Smart Locks etc.). I am also interested in how electromagnetic spectrum is utilised to enforce control in safety and security contexts, for example geofencing and various sensor technologies.

My teaching focuses primarily on the incorporation of physical and technological security measures in urban areas, and the dilemmas associated with balancing convenience and quality of spaces on the one hand, with safety and security on the other. I currently supervise Master and PhD students on related topics.

I am also Visiting Scholar at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, UK. This is to work on the one-year project "Hij[h]acking: GPS spoofing and the new dimension of the 'vehicle as a weapon' threat." It looks at recontextualising the vehicle as a weapon threat drawing on empirical and practitioner-oriented research, with particular focus on geofencing and spoofing.

I welcome any interest in collaboration on research projects and proposals. I am always open to the possibility of PhD supervision.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Westbrook, "From Cities to Critical Infrastructure: The Coercive Effects of Micro- and Macro-Level Radio Spectrum Control" working paper.

Westbrook, "The Security Depth, Scenario Depth, and System Depth of Smart Home Appliances" Technology and Society, Elsevier. Under peer review. 18 pages

Westbrook, "Will GPS Jammers Proliferate in the Smart City?" Salus Journal - Journal of Law Enforcement, National Security, and Emergency Management (Charles Sturt University) (Volume VII, Issue 2, October 2019), 18 pages.

Westbrook, "The Global Positioning System and Military Jamming: The geographies of electronic warfare". Journal of Strategic Security (Volume XII, Issue 2, July 2019), 16 pages.

Westbrook and Rostvik: "Solar Energy and Battery Development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Leading to Increased Proliferation?" Salus Journal - Journal of Law Enforcement, National Security, and Emergency Management (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, January 2016), 5 pages (double columns).

Pågående forskning

I am currently leading a project proposal on the topic of Smart Home Security Appliances for the forthcoming funding call from the Norwegian Research Council on technology and security (May 2020). The proposal focusses on (1) the implications resulting from the proliferation of smart home appliances in terms of speeding up notification and response times for homeowners and first responders; (2) the systemic issues in relation to urban and rural ?smart infrastructure?, as well as cyber/privacy security issues; (3) and the proportionality between fear of crime in relation to the proliferation of smart home security appliances in the Nordic region.


I will be happy to provide a CV on request.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Westbrook, Tegg (2018). Brexit and arms sales to the Philippines : a reactive approach to human rights.