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Honorary professor human resource development, Glasgow Caledonian University

David BaMaung is an honorary professor in human resource management at GCU. He previously spent 39 years in law enforcement,12 of these in counter terrorism protective security. His area of specialism is insider threat, with a focus on aviation, and he has spoken internationally on the subject. He was also responsible for developing an interactive insider threat exercising programme for the UK emergency services. David is a member of the Airpol Insider Threat Group and is working with the Interpol CBRNE Terrorism Prevention Unit to develop an insider threat programme. He is also is the Director of Strategic Development at Camor Training.

David completed a First Class Honours degree with the Open University and a Masters Degree in HRM at Glasgow Caledonian University. He was awarded a PhD in 2012 which related to the protection of Critical National Infrastructure against the threat from terrorism, and was then subsequently seconded to the Scottish Government on a part time basis for an EU funded Project – Miracle, relating to the development of EU regional Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience strategies. David is currently engaged in joint research with Glasgow Caledonian University & the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) regarding the development of a Personnel Security/insider threat training and educational programme for HRM professionals.

In 2017, he was appointed an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, due to his work with the University. He is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI), Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered MCIPD), Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI), Chartered Manager (CMgr) and a Fellow of the Institute for Contingency Planning and Emergency Management (FICPEM).

He has also published a number of papers and articles on insider threat:

BaMaung, D., McIlhatton, D., MacDonald, M., & Beattie, R. (2018). The Enemy Within? The Connection between Insider Threat and Terrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 41(2), 133-150. DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2016.1249776

BaMaung, D. (2018). Security: The hidden ‘insider’ threat of the aviation sector. International Airport Review Issue 4: 2018 (20.8.18)

Beattie, R. & BaMaung, D. (2015) Mind the Gap: HRD’s Role in Keeping Organisations Safe

BaMaung, D. & Cuddihy, J. (2018) Corruption - The exposure and exploitation of human vulnerabilities. Chapter 6, Corruption in Commercial Enterprise. Law, Theory and Practice. Eds Liz Campbell & Nicholas Lord. Published by Taylor & Francis Group


  • –present
    Honorary professor human resource development, Glasgow Caledonian University