Nic has over 20 years experience in Higher Education and enjoys delivering research-led teaching, using his research findings as the foundation for his teaching at all levels. As well as this he contributes to the knowledge that exists on financial crime through his published research and and income generating partnerships. His research area interests are financial crime with a particular focus on terrorism financing, fraud, money laundering, corporate financial crime, cryptoassets and cyber security.
With an international reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research in financial crime, Nic has played advisory roles both nationally (Home Office, Law Commission, the Nationwide) and internationally (NATO, United Nations, CEPOL, EUROPOL, EUROMED Police, the Dutch Police, the France Telecom Group and the Law Reform Commission of Ireland). His research has attracted funding (£1.6m) from Innovate UK, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, the Royal United Services Limited, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund.
Nic’s academic expertise could be practically applied for a business partner because of his expertise in financial crime, its related compliance and regulation which would be of interest to the 55,000 members of the regulated sector who are obliged to comply with the reporting obligations of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Bribery Act 2010.
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