Paul Kealey

Dr. Paul Kealey

Division Head, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
United Kingdom

Division Head of the Counter Terrorism and Security (CTS) Division at Dstl, Paul (he/him) leads 1000 staff, sets strategic direction and ensures the safe, secure and cost-effective delivery of Science and Technology (S&T) for Defence and Security stakeholders.

Paul started his defence career in industry in 2001, researching radar signal processing for moving ground targets, working internationally on both airborne and space-based systems. He later worked on electronic surveillance studies, first at Malvern and then seconded to Dstl.

Since joining Dstl in 2009, Paul has held a variety of roles, including; Leader of the radar and then C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Sensing Group, Programme Manager leading strategic organisational change, and Portfolio Commissioner for 5 research programmes at DST in MOD Head office. Paul became Division Head of Cyber and Information Systems Division in 2019, before moving across to CTS Division in 2023.

Paul has a PhD in physics from the University of Birmingham, is a Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

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