Dr Grant Wardlaw is a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.
Grant has held senior executive positions in crime intelligence, research and policy organisations, including being National Manager, Intelligence in the Australian Federal Police (AFP), National Director Criminal Intelligence, Australian Crime Commission (ACC), Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence (ABCI), Director of the Commonwealth Government’s Office of Strategic Crime Assessments (OSCA) and Acting Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).
Grant has postgraduate qualifications in psychology, international relations and international law and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He has published widely in the fields of terrorism, illicit drug policy and law enforcement intelligence and is the author of Political Terrorism: Theory, Tactics and Countermeasures (Cambridge University Press).
Grant's current research interests are in the following areas:
Changing concepts of national security; Future challenges for intelligence; Development of intelligence capabilities in law enforcement agencies; Formation and decline of terrorist groups; Counter-terrorism policy and practice; Learning, knowledge transfer and adaptation in criminal organisations