Peter Lee

Professor of Applied Ethics & Director, Security and Risk Research

University of Portsmouth

About Peter

Peter Lee, Professor of Applied Ethics, is the Director, Security and Risk Research and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth. His research interests span the ethics of autonomous weapon systems, the ethical and other human aspects of RPAS (drone) operations in military, policing and wider security contexts, and the politics and ethics of war. In 2016 he was granted unprecedented research access to the two RAF Reaper squadrons for his book, Reaper Force: Inside Britain’s Drone Wars (Paperback 2019). He is currently an Expert Adviser to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Drones. From 2008 to 2017 he taught Ethics and Law of War at Royal Air Force College Cranwell for Kings College London and the University of Portsmouth respectively. Peter holds a PhD in War Studies from Kings College London which explores the emergence of Western war ethics.