Phil Johnstone

Phil Johnstone is a Research Fellow currently working at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Following an Undergraduate degree in Geography and an MSc in Environmental Governance, both at the University of Manchester, Johnstone completed his PhD in Human Geography from the University of Exeter. He has researched and written about a variety of issues related to Science and Technology policy and Political Geography, including civil-military nuclear interdependencies, energy policy more broadly, the role of the state in sustainability transitions, the phasing out of socio-technical trajectories, Scottish independence, English Devolution, and the Geographies of Tolerance. He also has a long-standing interest in the cultural and political significance of nuclear weapons, particularly the relationship between the UK’s “nuclear deterrent” and understandings of British national identity.