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Dr Paul
Martin CBE

Senior Associate Fellow

Paul Martin is an adviser and writer on security, risk and behaviour with three decades of practitioner experience in national security. He is an Honorary Principal Research Fellow in the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London and a member of the Board of the Charity Commission. From 2013 to 2016 Paul was the Director of Security for the UK Parliament, with responsibility for the physical, cyber and personnel security of both Houses of Parliament. For the preceding 26 years he was a senior UK government official in the national security arena, where his roles included: leading national security preparations for the London 2012 Olympics (2010-12); heading a precursor to CPNI, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (2004-07); and Director of Communication at the Cabinet Office (2000-01). Before joining government service, Paul was an academic in the field of behavioural science. He lectured at the University of Cambridge and has written or co-written several books on aspects of behavioural science. He has a degree in science and a PhD in behavioural biology from Cambridge and was a postdoctoral scholar and Harkness Fellow at Stanford University and a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge.