Dr Brian Quinn is ICRC’s Adviser on the Sociology of Non-State Armed Groups. Prior to joining the ICRC, Brian was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, where he received his doctorate. Brian’s thesis was based on seven months of ethnographic fieldwork in Misrata, Libya during the 2011 uprising. His research examines cognition, group bonding and organisational morphology in armed groups. His research has appeared in a range of media including The Guardian, Financial Times and Nature; he has also served as a commentator on BBC World Service. He has published with Oxford University Press and in various journals, including the Journal for Conflict Resolution and PS:Political Science and Politics.