I am a researcher and writer interested in security, terrorism, extremism and community safety. I am based mainly at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue but work with a range of organisations. I am also a Research Fellow at Warwick University.
I also run Hostage UK, which is chaired by Terry Waite and provides practical and pastoral support to hostages and their families, both during and after the kidnap. We also run training and educational programmes for organisations sending their employers and contractors to kidnap hotspots.