Phillip Wood MBE is the Head of the School of Management and Professional Studies at Buckinghamshire New University in the UK. With a background that includes military service in various roles; the delivery and management of corporate resilience programmes to industry, and his current academic management role, he is committed to the continued development of resilience in organisations and society, against a challenging and dynamic risk and threat background.

He has had his work published in journals, industry publications and the media; and his book ‘Resilient Thinking: Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century’ which was published in 2012, addresses the issues related to human behaviours and their effects on effective resilience planning and response.

A strong believer in blending academic theory with the practical applicability of resilience activities and functions, he is currently working on a range of initiatives that are designed to support businesses and organisations in developing effective resilience against the dynamics of global activity and change.


At the Centre for Security Failures Studies, Phillip Wood MBE is editor of our book series Security and Risk Management: Critical Reflections and International Perspectives. Phillip welcomes contributions in the fields of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning; Organisational Resilience; Regulation and Compliance; Risk, Response and Recovery; Supply Chain Security.


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