Associate Professor in Resilient Cities
BYG 640 - Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning.
- Counter terrorism (CT) measures in urban areas.
- The opportunities and implications of emerging dual-use technologies for CT.
- Military, security and police technologies.
Geofencing and Vehicle Innovations: A Cost-Effective Counter Terrorism 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).
?Balancing Local Needs with Safety Needs: Manchester and Stavanger case studies?. Samfunnssikkerhetskonferansen 2019 - Lokalt ansvar for nasjonal sikkerhet, University of Stavanger.
?Smart Security in Cities: Geofencing and Counterterrorism.? Nordic Edge Expo, Stavanger.
?Multidisciplinary approaches to counterterrorism in urban areas: opportunities and limitations? Sikring i sentrum (Security in the centre), Stavanger Municipality.
Guest Speaker. ?Using Urban Design to Mitigate Threats Imposed by Violent Extremists: Our Work in Manchester and Stavanger.? Safe and Sustainable University Campus, University of Stavanger.
?The ?Dilemma? of Defence Technology and International Development?, 2016 Science/Technology/Security conference, University College London?s Global Governance Institute.
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.
- Exploring how GPS jammers interfere with 'Smart City' agendas.
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
counter terrorism 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.
- Westbrook, Tegg (2019). The Global Positioning System and Military Jamming: The geographies of electronic warfare. Journal of Strategic Security (JSS). ISSN 1944-0464. Volum 12. Hefte 2. s. 1-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1944-04220.127.116.110.
- Westbrook, Tegg; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2018). Solar Energy and Battery Development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Leading to Increased Proliferation?. Salus journal. ISSN 2202-5677. Volum 6. Hefte 2. s. 59-77.
- Westbrook, Tegg (2018). Brexit and arms sales to the Philippines : a reactive approach to human rights.