Tim was previously project manager for the programme’s Syria and its Neighbours Policy Initiative, which aims to support a coordinated and holistic policy response to the conflict in Syria.
Before joining Chatham House, he was senior projects manager, Middle East at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity. He worked across the Middle East region on projects in Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
An Arabic speaker, he has previously lived in Cairo and Damascus where he studied and worked for local civil society organizations.
Tim was awarded the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Departmental Scholarship to undertake his MA in Middle East Politics at Exeter University.
He also holds a BA in History from Nottingham University and a diploma in Arabic from SOAS.
Areas of expertise
- The Syria crisis and its impact on neighbouring states
- Media in the Middle East and North Africa
- State and society in Libya
- May must stand up to Trump on Syria The New Arab February 2017
- Six decisive points that changed Syria's war BBC March 2017
- Paying off militias to prevent human trafficking won't work The New Arab September 2017
- Libya's currency crisis: Can the Central Bank stop the decline of the dinar? Middle East Eye August 2017
- An Impediment to Peace: Libya’s Lucrative and Destabilizing War Economy War On The Rocks June 2017