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Daniel Linsdell

  • Visiting Fellow


Daniel is the NATO Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) Human Security Advisor. He delivers Human Security advice to the Command Group at ARRC to ensure that considerations for the safety and security of conflict affected populations are systematically included in military planning and the execution of operations, wherever ARRC is prepared to deploy.

ARRC operates as a 3-Star headquarters, at Imjin Barracks near Gloucestershire, with 400 permanent staff from more than 20 nations. 

Daniel is a UK Ministry of Defence Civil Servant with 17 years’ experience in Defence and Security. Key posts have included: 

  • Leading the Refugee Transitions Outcomes Fund Programme in the Home Office Refugee Resettlement and Integration Unit, with responsibility for awarding contracts and managing services which delivered £14 million of support to refugees and those granted humanitarian protection, to help them rebuild their lives in the UK.
  • Leading Defence Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence capability development in Defence Digital (Strategic Command), for the 2* Chief Data Officer, with responsibility for initiating and leading a strategic research partnership with GCHQ, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the Alan Turing Institute (UK’s foremost Artificial Intelligence research institute).
  • Policy desk officer within the Strategic Command’s Support to Operations team, responsible for policy assurance on behalf of Ministers.
  • A variety of Programme, Project and Change Management roles within the Defence Equipment and Support organisation (DE&S).
  • Various Whitehall based policy and strategy roles in DWP, MOD Main Building and Defra, with high levels of Ministerial engagement.

He is a Master of Science (MSc) candidate at the University of Bath, where he is studying humanitarian action, conflict and development. His research interests relate to civil-military cooperation and the Nexus approach, the evolution of the concept of Human Security and the measurement and assessment of protection risks and insecurities experienced by conflict-affected populations. 


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