7 September 2015
Nigel joins IAAC having worked in the public, private and university sectors. His career started as an Army officer where he specialised in information operations and teaching defence and security studies. His service saw deployments in which he ran communications campaigns or provided training in audience analysis and communications planning. This is when he developed his interest in people’s behaviours in security, conflict and conflict resolution.
After leaving the Army he worked at QinetiQ as a managing consultant, leading a team advising and researching across sectors in the critical infrastructure and Ministry of Defence research programme. During this period he was Director of the Technology Strategy Board’s (now Innovate UK) Cyber Security Knowledge Transfer Network, bringing academic, public and private stakeholders together to work on innovation in cyber security. He was then appointed senior research fellow at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and later became Senior Lecturer in Cyber Defence and Information Operations. There he established and directed the Cyber Masters Programme for UK Defence and ran the UK Chevening-Tata Consulting Services International Cyber Policy programme for Indian Fellows.
He has recently been working as a consultant on strategic communications in conflict and was appointed a visiting fellow at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London in June 2015.