Dr Nick Ridley, the programme leader, is a senior lecturer in Policing and Security. He was a criminal intelligence analyst for over 22 years, firstly at the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, working in various departments including Special Branch and the Anti-Terrorist Branch, and then at Europol, the EU law enforcement agency in The Hague. At both Scotland Yard and Europol, he specialised in organised crime
from south east Europe and financial crime. As part of his university duties, he is a guest lecturer at the NATO Centre of Excellence - Defence against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey and has given intelligence training to police in Kigali, Rwanda and Abu Dhabi. He is the author of Terrorist Financing: the Failure of Counter Measures, published in 2012 and of a second book, Terrorism in East and West Africa - the Underfocussed Dimension (to be published in 2015).
John G D Grieve CBE is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Doctor at London Metropolitan University, Senior Research Fellow at Portsmouth University, and Honorary Fellow at Roehampton Institute, Surrey University. He is Independent Chair of the Home Office/Ministry of Justice Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime and was a Commissioner of the International Independent Monitoring Commission for some aspects of the peace process in Northern Ireland from 2003-2011. John established the John Grieve Centre to create a community of ideas that spans students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers. John is currently a member of the panel responsible for the Independent Surveillance Review, conducted by RUSI on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Dr Shahin Malik is a senior lecturer in International Relations. He has taught Approaches to International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Security and Methods in International Relations. He has previously lectured in International Relations at London Guildhall University and the University of Wales, Swansea. His current research fields include British interests in the Persian Gulf region, and he has published numerous works on Global Politics, Military Interventions, Peacekeeping and the United Nations.
Dr Daniel Silverstone is currently a Reader in Police Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Previously he was a Principal Lecture the Institute of Criminal Justice in Portsmouth and Head of the Criminology Department and Head of the John Grieve Centre at London Metropolitan University. He has previously lectured at the New Buckinghamshire and Sussex Universities. He has conducted research studies and published in the areas of illegal firearms, migration, policing, ‘organised crime’ and ‘gangs’. His subjects of specialisation include organised crime and its policing, illegal drug use and qualitative research methods. He is currently conducting research work on behalf of the City of London Police and the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
Dr Tim Parsons is a senior lecturer in Policing and Criminology. He has experience of teaching and lecturing in 20 different countries across Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East. He has lectured at the LSE, University of Surrey, University of Westminster, Exeter University and the Woodrow Wilson
Centre (USA). In 2014, Tim advised on police reform and development in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and
Armenia. He is also the lead author of the OSCE’s (2014) guidance on Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism: A Community-Policing Approach.