Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime Science, UCL

Hervé’s research interest lies in improving transport security, by integrating crime science principles into systems design. He is part of the EU Reference Network for Critical Infrastructure Protection.

His main interest lies in combining social science and technologies to assess and manage security risks. One of his roles at UCL is the understanding of threats and end-user requirements in major security projects, and to facilitate the interface of end-users with academics.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime Science, UCL
  • 2010–2016
    Lecturer in Security and Crime Science, UCL


  • 2006 
    UCL, PhD
  • 2002 
    ENSAE, MSc


  • 2017
    Tripathi, K., Borrion, H., & Fujiyama, T. (2017). Potential Explosive Device on a Commuter Train: What drives train drivers to deviate from the security procedure?. Urban Rail Transit, 1-11.,
  • 2016
    Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F., & Borrion, H. (2016). Micro UAV crime prevention: Can we help Princess Leia?,
  • 2016
    Ritchie, M., Fioranelli, F., Borrion, H., & Griffiths, H. (2016). Multistatic micro-doppler radar feature extraction for classification of unloaded/loaded micro-drones. IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation.,
  • 2016
    Tripathi, K., & Borrion, H. (2016). Safe, secure or punctual? A simulator study of train driver response to reports of explosives on a metro train. Security Journal, 29(1), 87-105.,
  • 2015
    Fioranelli, F., Ritchie, M., Griffiths, H., & Borrion, H. (2015). Classification of loaded/unloaded micro-drones using multistatic radar. Electronics Letters, 51(22), 1813-1815.,
  • 2014
    Ashby, M. P., Bowers, K. J., Borrion, H., & Fujiyama, T. (2014). The when and where of an emerging crime type: The example of metal theft from the railway network of Great Britain. Security Journal.,
  • 2014
    Hill, J. F., Johnson, S. D., & Borrion, H. (2014). Potential uses of computer agent-based simulation modelling in the evaluation of wildlife poaching. Situational Prevention of Poaching, 120-153.,
  • 2014
    Borrion, H., Tripathi, K., Chen, P., & Moon, S. (2014). Threat detection: a framework for security architects and designers of metropolitan rail systems. Urban, Planning and Transport Research, 2(1), 173-194.,
  • 2013
    Borrion, H. (2013). Quality assurance in crime scripting. Crime Science, 2(1), 1.,
  • 2012
    Borrion, H., Mitchener-Nissen, T., Taylor, J., & Lai, K. M. (2012, August). Countering Bioterrorism: Why smart buildings should have a code of ethics. In Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2012 European (pp. 68-75). IEEE.,