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Doctorate Student in Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth

Sean Spence is an accomplished security risk management practitioner with strategic leadership and consulting experiences within both the public and private sectors. He received military officer education from the Royal Military College of Canada having served in the Canadian Forces. Sean has since gone on to pursue a variety of security risk advisory opportunities in both corporate security as well as the live events entertainment industry.

Sean holds a masters degree in Infrastructure Protection & International Security from Carleton University (Ottawa) where he received a scholarship grant from Public Safety Canada to conduct counter-terrorism research for federal policy-makers. He is currently completing his doctorate in Security Risk Management from the University of Portsmouth (U.K.) where his research focus is on the protection of mass gathering events and the mitigation of public security risks. Sean provides consultancy services to corporations by creating and implementing security risk management governance structures and proper controls. As a consultant for live events, he supports event organizers by assisting with physical site design, developing crisis management plans, and ensuring overall effective security risk management.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Seneca College
  • 2017–2022
    Doctorate Student - Security Risk Management, University of Portsmouth


  • 2015 
    Carleton University, Masters of Infrastructure Protection and International Security

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Kanishka Project
    Research Affiliate - Counter-terrorism
    Funding Source:
    Public Safety Canada (Canadian Government)

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • The Security Institute (U.K.)
  • Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)