Dr Nick Ridley is a Senior lecturer in Policing and Security at London Metropolitan University. He was a criminal intelligence analyst at the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, Special Branch and the Anti-Terrorist Branch, and then at Europol. At Europol he was attached to the Anti-Terrorist Unit where he was engaged in operational analysis on the financing of terrorism. He was also seconded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters Washington.
After 11 years at Europol, he became an associate lecturer at the Universita Cattolica in Milan, Italy, teaching courses in intelligence analysis, to postgraduate students. He then joined London Metropolitan University. Nick holds a first degree in history from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a Diploma in International Economic Relations from the Economics Faculty University of Budapest, Hungary, a PhD from the University of Southampton and a second PhD from London Met (the second PhD concerning studies in terrorist financing).
Nick Ridley is course leader and lecturer for the Professional Doctorate in Policing, Security and Community Safety, the Security Studies MSc (Distance Learning) the Counter-Terrorism Studies MSc (Distance Learning) and the Intelligence and Security Studies MSc (Distance Learning). He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Teramo, Italy and at the NATO Centre of Excellence-Defence against Terrorism Centre in Ankara, Turkey, and has delivered courses on behalf of London Met at the Hague University, Netherlands.
Terrorist Financing (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011).
Terrorism in East and West Africa (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).
Dr Nick Ridley
Senior Lecturer in Policing and Security