Previously, I have lectured in politics, terrorism and international relations. I have a BA (Hons.) in Peace Studies and I also hold a PGCE. I have spent most of my career working in the security industry. This culminated in a strategic business position for a multi-national company. I have also been employed by the British Army in a specialised security role. My research topics are wide and include politics, international relations, conflict and conflict resolution, terrorism, social psychology, communication skills, security, criminology, social policy, education and teacher training.