Andrew Staniforth is Director of Innovation at Saher Europe, a security research and training consultancy operating at a global level. As an international security and innovation expert, with extensive operational expertise in counter-terrorism gained as a Special Branch intelligence officer and counter-terrorism police detective, he has supported missions of the United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch.
As a qualified teacher Andrew 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 12 books, including a series of practitioner handbooks published by Oxford University Press covering counter-terrorism, cyber crime and ports and border security.
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. His new book, Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Handbook, will be published by Artech House later this year.