Dr Julian Richards

Dr Julian Richards, Deputy Director of BUCSIS at the University of Buckingham, top UK university for student satisfaction

Dr Julian Richards gained a PhD in political violence in Pakistan, at Cambridge University, in 1993. He then spent nearly 20 years working in intelligence and security for the British Government, returning to academic life as a Research Fellow with Brunel University’s Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in 2006. In 2008, he jointly founded the new Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) at the University of Buckingham, and joined the Global Affairs teaching staff two years later. His affiliations include Advisory Board member of the European Observatoire des Think-Tanks; Associate of the Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU) at the University of Durham; Co-Section Chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA); and editorial board member for the Spanish journal Intelligencia y seguridad.

Julian Richards is the author of four books: The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2010);  A Guide to National Security: Threats, Responses and Strategies (Oxford University Press, 2012); Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Extremism, Radicalization and Security: An Identity Theory Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), in addition to a number of papers and book chapters on a range of security and intelligence issues. He has given formal evidence to Government inquiries on privacy and security issues, and is a regular media commentator on security and intelligence issues for national and international television and radio, including the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, LBC radio, and the Islam Channel. His current research interests include a range of issues concerning global security and security policy; and the development of techniques in intelligence analysis.


Selected Publications

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