Contact Clive Murgatroyd

Areas of expertise

  • Carbon, Climate and Risk
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental Defence


Clive took early retirement from the Royal Navy in 2008 to pursue a second career in academia. He served in the Navy as an Above Water Warfare officer, with extensive experience both at sea and in shore headquarters, including two tours in the Ministry of Defence. Latterly he led a Capability Planning Group (Surface Effects and Self Defence) during the Through Life Capability Management change programme and chaired a NATO working group (Maritime Capabilities Group 1 on Above Water Engagement).

Clive obtained his first degree, a BSc (Hons) in Oceanography via Physics, from Liverpool University in 1978. In 2009, after leaving the Navy, he completed an MSc in Technology (Maritime Operations) with Distinction at Kingston University, and in 2010 he obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education from Cranfield University.

Current activities

Clive's teaching role includes:

  • Course Leader for the Defence Academy's Capability and Acquisition series Module 1 (Capability)
  • Lecturer on
    • Defence Acquisition Management MSc
    • International Defence and Security MSc
    • Sustainability in Defence Acquisition course

Clive's research concerns the sustainability of military capability through examination of the individual components of capability and future threats to them.


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