A head shot of Andrew Staniforth

Mr Andrew Staniforth

Research Development Officer, Law


Andrew is an international security and innovation expert with extensive operational expertise in counter-terrorism. As a former Special Branch intelligence officer and counter-terrorism police detective, he has worked in 22 countries and supported missions of the United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch.

As a qualified teacher he has designed international multi-agency security exercise programmes 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 research institutes and is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of 11 books.

Andrew sits by invitation on numerous international research Advisory Boards and is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission security research and innovation programmes for cyber security and disaster resilience. He is currently the Director of Innovation at Saher Europe, a security research and training consultancy operating at a global level.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Terrorism
  • Counter-terrorism strategy
  • Counter-terrorism policing
  • National security strategy
  • Cyber security strategy
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Anti-terror legal frameworks
  • Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles