I am a Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Director for the MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management and MSc Risk and Safety Leadership (DA) programmes. I’m also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Security Institute and a Certified Business and Management Educator.

I have worked with London Fire Brigade, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, HEIs and other public and private sector oganisations in the areas of risk and crisis management and decision making.

I have published refereed journal articles considering risk management, learning from failure, crisis management and moral disengagement. I have also supported doctoral students on topics including the effect of sanctions on Russia for German organisations, crisis management, developing an information security culture, embedding ERM in Saudi Arabian mining projects and security culture in aviation.

Research Interests

I am interested in research that develops resilience, both at an individual and organisational level and in improving risk and crisis management. I was involved in the development and assessment of the Exercise Unified Response (EUR) simulation exercise, the largest simulation in Europe. Specific current topics include:

  • learning from failure
  • operationalising lessons learned
  • simulations for learning and crisis management
  • resilience to terrorism

I am happy to receive informal enquiries relating to research in any of the above indicated areas.


I joined the Faculty of Business and Law (BAL) in 2007 and since then became Curriculum Director for the MSc Risk programme and Senior Lecturer. I am also the Subject Group representative on the Faculty Ethics Committee.

Since joining BAL, I have been involved in the development of simulations for crisis management teaching, overseen the development of the two MSc risk courses and gained accreditation for the MSc Risk, Crisis and Resilience Management from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the area of risk management and also research methods. These include Strategic Risk and Risk Behaviour, Crisis Management and Governance, Research Methods and Business for Biosciences. I am module coordinator for Strategic Risk and Risk Behaviour, Crisis Management and Governance and the Risk Dissertation.

Media Availability

I am happy to take emails from the media on my research and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either

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