Visiting Speakers

Prof. Henry Shue

Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies [CIS] of the Department of Politics and International Relations, Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Relations, and Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at Merton College, University of Oxford, is best-known for his book, Basic Rights, (Princeton 1980; 2nd edition, 1996) and for his article ‘Torture’ (1978). He also serves on the advisory committee for the Changing Character of War Centre.

Prof. Terry Bossomaier

Terry is a professor of computer science at Charles Sturt University. He graduated from Cambridge in Natural
Sciences and continued with a PhD at the University of East Anglia in the UK. After moving to Charles Sturt University in 1996, he set up CRiCS, the Centre for Research in Complex Systems. His interests include: information theory developed in sensory processing; the study of financial markets; the flow of information in complex systems; and the aspects of measuring creativity.

Prof. Michael Skerker

Michael Skerker lectures in ethics at the Leadership, Ethics, and Law department, US Naval Academy. He received his Ph.D. in Ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School (1999, 2004). His academic interests include professional ethics, just war theory, moral pluralism, theological ethics, and religion and politics. Publications include works on ethics and asymmetrical war, moral pluralism, intelligence ethics, and the book An Ethics of Interrogation (Univ of Chicago Press, 2010). He provides ethics advice to HIG (High Value Detainees Interrogations Group).

Practitioner's Workshop - 22 September 2017

Prof. John Grieve CBE QPM

John is chairman of the John Grieve Centre for policing and Community Safety at London Metropolitan University. He was named Commander of Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999 as part of the Millennium Honours list. John is currently a member of the Independent Monitoring Commission that monitors the Northern Ireland peace process. He became a police officer in 1966.  John was head of training at Hendon Police College and is an emeritus professor at London Metropolitan University. 

Susan Ritchie

Susan is director of MutualGain and has a background in academia (having written the first Citizenship programme for schools), local government (serving in a senior position in Tower Hamlets, London). Susan then went on to work for the Home Office (UK) and decided to go it alone developing a company, MutualGain, that helps public sector organisations build relationships with communities, increasing social capital and encouraging communities to reduce their dependency upon services.

Dr. Andrew Fisher

Andrew is Lead Associate for Emergency Services at MutualGain. Andrew has undertaken work  nationally and internationally to improve standards of community policing and has been working as the lead associate for emergency services for MutualGain for the last five years. He was formerly a superintendent with the Merseyside Police and had strategic responsibility for neighbourhood policing, diversity and some aspects of the Prevent agenda. Andrew also has undertaken a number of academic roles and is currently an assistant lecturer at Liverpool Hope University where he lectures on a police leadership MA programme.

Dr. Ian Stanier

Ian was the UK lead for HUMINT for Counter-Terrorism policing and an advisor to HM Government's Home Office on the review of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the primary legal provision for covert policing in the UK. He has been responsible for the development of specialist Intelligence in a number of operational arenas including serious crime, prisons, local community, public order events, domestic extremist and counter-terrorist. He has reviewed and developed policy on the National Intelligence Model, National Informant practice and Prison Intelligence Officer practice. He has led on prison debriefing programmes, the enhancement of counter-terrorism tactics and informant training nationally and internationally, most recently delivering workshops to Middle Eastern, Eastern European and African counter-terrorism and corrections leaders in Malta (July 2017) . His Doctorate examined information-sharing pathologies and Intelligence failures between 2004 and 2013. He is an Associate lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, teaching on its 'Intelligence Module'.

Brian Roberts

Brian headed the Cheshire Constabulary Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), which includes the Counter Terrorism Unit. Notably, Brian was also a Tactical Firearms Commander in his last five years of service. Brian works as a Lay Member on a governing body of the UK National Health Service (NHS) and also manages his own company, “Guardian Training & Consultancy”. While engaged in law enforcement, Brian worked across many areas of policing and in his last four years of service he was engaged with developing the relationship between policing and academia. He worked closely with the University of Chester to develop their Institute of Policing and remains an active member of that team, delivering lectures across a variety of topics.