Andrew Staniforth is an international security expert with extensive operational expertise in counter-terrorism. During his UK police career, he served as a Special Branch intelligence officer and counter-terrorism police detective, working in 22 countries and supporting missions of the UN Terrorism Prevention Branch.
He has designed international multi-agency security exercise programs and has delivered counter-terrorism training to Senior Police Commanders from across the world. As a Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, he has held academic positions at leading UK research institutes and is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of 12 books.
Andrew sits by invitation on numerous international research Advisory Boards and is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission security research and innovation programs.