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I am a Senior Teaching Fellow for the Portsmouth Military Education (PME) team based at Royal Air Force (RAF) Halton.

I joined the PME team in May 2019, initially teaching at RAF College Cranwell, and since August 2020, I have been based at Halton.

I previously taught at the University of Nottingham as a graduate teaching assistant where I  taught modules such as “the War in Iraq” and “Political Theory: From Ancient to Modern”. 

Research Interests

I completed my PhD in International Relations at the University of Nottingham, where I researched political violence in Israel. 
My research and teaching interests include: 
  • international relations 
  • conflict and security
  • war and politics
  • military strategy
  • Israel and the Middle East
  • Ukraine
  • NATO
  • political violence and terrorism
  • right-wing political ideology

I am willing to take PhD students, and I am happy to receive informal enquiries relating to research in any of the above indicated areas.  

I make regular appearances on international broadcast media, often discussing the situation in Ukraine.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on veronika.poniscjakova@port.ac.uk.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am teaching on five courses currently offered at RAF Halton.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., International Relations, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 10 Dec 2019


  • JZ International relations
  • political violence
  • Middle East
  • Israel
  • religion
  • JA Political science (General)
  • right-wing ideology


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