Dr David Rubens completed his Professional Doctorate at Portsmouth University Department of Security & Risk Management, writing his thesis on ‘Beyond Command & Control: Developing a New Paradigm for Incident Command Systems, Critical Decision-Making and 21st Century Crisis Response’.

He hold a MSc in Security and Risk Management from Scarman Centre, Leicester University, where he was subsequently a Visiting Lecturer and Dissertation Supervisor on their Security, Terrorism and Policing programme (2006-12), and was a Visiting Lecturer on the Strategic Leadership Programme run by the Security and Resilience Department, Cranfield University, UK Defence Academy (2009-10), where he lectured on terrorism and public policy, and the management of large-scale, multi-agency programmes.

He is a member of the London Gold Command Crisis Management Project academic advisory group, and as a private consultant has worked on large-scale crisis and risk management programmes with global corporations and government agencies around the world.


At the Centre for Security Failures Studies, Dr David Rubens is editor of our book series Security and Risk Management: Critical Reflections and International Perspectives. David welcomes contributions in the fields of Disaster, Crisis and Emergencies Management, Incident Management, Decision Making and Counter Terrorism.


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