Nicholas Marsh

Nicholas Marsh

Senior Researcher

Interests and experience

  • Arms trafficking.
  • Data and methodology used to research the trade in small arms and light weapons.
  • Arms acquisition by non-state parties involved in civil war.
  • Arms export and transfer controls.


  • The role of regional organisations (in the arms trade).
  • The EU's security and foreign policy (as concerns arms).
  • Multilateral diplomacy (concerning arms control).
  • Armed violence.
  • Homicide (with firearms).
  • Conflict deaths (with small arms and light weapons).

Languages spoken:

English, learning Norwegian

Work experience:

2014 - 2015

Consultant to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, worked on aglobal report on firearms trafficking.

2004 - 2008Chair, European research Network COST Action A25 'European Small Arms and the Perpetuation of Violence'

2001 - presentResearch Fellow, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

2001 - presentConsultant to the Small Arms Survey (work on the global trade in small arms and light weapons)

1995 - 2001Several positions, including work for the UK Defence Forum.


Dr.Philos, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo - 2020

MA International Conflict Analysis - University of Kent at Canterbury - 1994-1995

BSc Economics - International Relations and Area Studies (East Asia) - University of Wales, Aberystwyth - 1991-1994

Work positions
Senior ResearcherPeace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
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