Dr Martin Horton-Eddison
Lecturer in International Relations
Martin has a PhD in International Relations (Swans), an MA (Distinction) in Strategic Studies (Hull), and a BScEcon (Hons) in International Politics (Aberystwyth). Martin's current research examines international drug control responses to the strategic challenges posed by illegal drug markets on the so-called 'darknet'. More broadly, his research is located in International Relations theory, specifically on the lifecycles of international prohibition regimes and intersects with considerations of global governance, international regimes (formation, performance, and survival) and international institutions. Thematically, Martin is interested in drug policy, transnational security and enforcement, strategy, cryptomarkets, cyber security, and internet anonymity.
Alongside teaching at Cardiff, Martin is also Drug CryptoMarket research lead at the Global Drug Policy Observatory. In this capacity, he engages with civil society groups, and has presented research to the UK Home Office, and to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Martin's teaching at Cardiff includes:
PL9224 Global Governance
PL9231 Critical War and Military Studies
PL9195 International Relations
Alongside lecturing at Cardiff, Martin is also Research Associate at the Global Drug Policy Observatory, leading on the observatory’s Drug CryptoMarket research project. Prior to appointment at Cardiff, he worked for Swansea University teaching on a number of International Relations and History modules. Martin successfully defended his PhD thesis in January 2020.
2020 – PHD, International Relations - Drug CryptoMarkets and Global Drug Prohibition, Swansea University.
2015 – Master of Arts in International Relations & the Middle East (Distinction), University of Hull.
2012 – BSc(Econ) (honours) International Politics & Strategic Studies, Aberystwyth University.
Honours and awards
2015 – Swansea University full PhD Scholarship & Stipend (£55,000).
2014 – University of Hull full MA Scholarship & Stipend (£11,000).
2019-Present: Lecturer, Cardiff University
2018-2019: Associate Lecturer (Tutor), Swansea University
2016-2018: Tutor Seminar, Swansea University
2015-Present, Research Associate, Global Drug Policy Observatory