Associate Professor, Counter Terrorism, Charles Sturt University

Nick is currently Head of School at the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security, Charles Sturt University. Before joining Charles Sturt University, Nick represented the UK Association of Chief Police Officers - Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO-TAM) and all the UK police forces as the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officer (CTELO) at the British High Commission in Canberra. Nick covered Australasia and had a 'watching brief' on the Asia and the Pacific region.

Prior to this posting Nick was in charge of International Counter Terrorism in Special Branch at New Scotland Yard. He also had responsibility for the National Terrorist Financial Investigations Unit (NTFIU) and International Liaison.

Nick has had national responsibility for all Special Branch training in the United Kingdom.

Nick represented the UK at the G8 Counter Terrorist Practitioners Meetings and was the author of the G8 paper on 'Best Practices in Dealing with Suicide Terrorism'. Nick has visited both Sri Lanka and Israel to study the phenomenon of suicide attacks.

Nick has also represented the UK at Europol and the European Police Working Group on Terrorism.

Nick has spoken on Counter Terrorism at Conferences in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Malaysia.

Nick has also visited a number of countries on terrorist related matters: France, Holland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Southern Ireland, Indonesia, Greece, the United States, Canada, Israel, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Thailand, the Philippines as well as Australasia.

Nick is a visiting Fellow at the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Co-operation in Indonesia.

He is a graduate of the international Leadership in Counter Terrorism (LinCT) programme and is currently a member of the LinCT Training Committee.

Nick first started working in the counter terrorism related area in 1981 and has worked on Irish as well as international terrorism.

Nick has written for various publications and has appeared on radio and television commentating on terrorist related matters.

Academically Nick has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management.

He sits on the Board of Management of the Australian Graduate School of Policing. He is on the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) Journal Editorial Committee.

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    Associate Professor Counter Terrorism, Charles Sturt University