As a Research Associate at Simon Fraser University, I focus on the illicit trade in tobacco products. I am also an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a Senior Fellow at the Canadian International Council, and an Adjunct at American University - where I teach an MA Skills Institute on Researching Terrorism. As a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), I wrote a book entitled 'Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response' (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2015). In an independent capacity, I consult for a number of organizations including government, think tanks, NGOs, companies, and universities on organized crime (in particular the illicit trade in tobacco products and drugs), and terrorism issues (including lone-actor terrorism and evaluating policy responses to terrorism).
I previously worked as a Research Analyst in the International Security Department of Chatham House. There I led research projects on drugs and organized crime, terrorism, counter-terrorism, and Franco-British defence and security cooperation. I also worked at Royal Roads University, where I taught an MA course on international conflict, the French Ministry of Defence, and NATO Parliamentary Assembly. I was educated at Sciences Po in Aix-en-Provence, Loyola University Chicago and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
I am a frequent contributor to international publications - including Jane's Intelligence Review and World Politics Review - and the international media. I have briefed policy officials and spoken at conferences and seminars, including at the UK Parliament, King’s College London, the Counter Terror Expo, Georgetown University, the United States Military Academy, the Conference Board of Canada, and Public Safety Canada.