Gillian Brunton

Gillian has been with CSTPV since 2002 and is the CSTPV Administrative Manager and Convener of the MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence. Prior to coming to St Andrews, Gillian was Project Administrator for a DFID sponsored project at Dundee University and also assisted in the formation of the Belfast City Council Economic Development Strategy 1992 – 1995.

Office: Room 232, CSTPV


T: 01334 462935


Brunton, G, ‘The Study of Terrorism’, Pan European Networks, GovernmentIssue 22, July 2017

Brunton, G, ‘Going the Distance’, Pan European Networks, PEN: Defence Management Review, Issue 1, September 2016

Journal Articles:

Duncan G., New Literature on Terrorism and Political Violence: Monographs and Edited Volumes published in 2009, Perspectives on Terrorism Vol. III, Issue 3

Edited Chapters:

Lehr, Peter; Duncan, Gillian. “Terrorism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. Ed. Edward J. Mullen. New York: Oxford University Press, May, 2015

Duncan G., and Alex P. Schmid, Bibliography of Terrorism in Schmid, A. P. (Ed), Handbook of Terrorism Research, London, Routledge, March 2011

Edited Volume:

Duncan G, Lynch O, Ramsay G & Watson A (Eds), State Terror and Human Rights, London, Routledge, February 2013

Journal Special Issue:

Brunton, G. and Wilson, T., 2020. Terrorism: Its Past, Present & Future Study – A Special Issue to Commemorate CSTPV at 25. Contemporary Voices: St Andrews Journal of International Relations, 1(1), pp.1–88. DOI:

Effective Communication – CAPOD courses

This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.  With the number of options for communication increasing, I also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

  • 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference: Inspiring excellence – transforming the student experience. Presentation on Transition to PG Study for Non-Traditional Students (Distance Learning Perspective). Glasgow 2017
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 2017. Presentation on the AUA
  • ELESIG – Transition to PG Study for Non-Traditional Students (Distance Learning Perspective), Dundee, April 2016
  • COASP 6th Annual Conference, UNESCO, Paris September 2014. Presentation on PhD led Special Issues – Journal of Terrorism Research

Funding Awards:

2015 Enhancement Theme: Student Transitions £880 – Project titled – Transition to PG Study for Non-Traditional Students (Distance Learning Perspective)


Personal Awards:

April 2016 Association of University Administrators (AUA) Network Award.

April 2014 Association of University Administrators (AUA) Administrator Award.

Editor, Contemporary Voices in International Relations