Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies
Tim's interest in maritime affairs has only been exacerbated by his perceived need to continue the age-old hobby of building ship models, defying the 21st century trend of video games as a pastime. After completing his Master's thesis from CMSS on the US Navy's challenges in countering an Iranian closure of the Strait of Hormuz using mines, he decided to continue focusing on the seapower of countries with small navies. For his doctoral research, he examines how seapower and maritime strategy in the 21st century has been altered by the conclusion of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, with case studies involving the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
When not conferencing and dissertationing, he can be found writing articles for such venues as the CDA Institute, the Canadian Naval Review, and the Centre for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), as well as expanding his social media presence, updating Stratscats, attending the occasional folk/symphonic metal concert, and pushing the limits of his phone's camera.
Tim also currently serves as a research fellow at Dalhousie University's Centre for the Study of Security and Development.