Guy Dampier

Guy Dampier: Senior Researcher

Guy is a Senior Researcher on Nationhood at the Institute.

Previously he worked at a media start-up, where he was the co-creator of the documentary Grooming Gangs: Britain’s Shame, which played a central role in the decision of then-Home Secretary the Rt Hon Suella Braverman to launch a new taskforce to deal with the issue.

Before that he worked as an investigative journalist and freelance researcher for a variety of media and business clients, contributing to stories or reports on extremism, charities and the creative industries. He has also worked in factual television and events management. He was a regular attendee at the Cambridge Security Initiative and has published academically on the cultural links between the so-called Islamic State and the medieval ghazis.

He has written for publications such as The Critic, The Telegraph, UnHerd, and Conservative Home on subjects as varied as Korean cultural industrial strategy and fatherhood.

He studied War Studies to MA level at King’s College London and also studied part-time at SOAS.

Outside of work he is interested in barefoot running.