Dr Nicholas Ryder
Professor in Financial Crime at Cardiff University

With an international reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research in financial crime, Dr. Ryder has played advisory roles both nationally (Home Office, Law Commission, the Nationwide, Security Intelligence Services, Transparency International) and internationally (NATO, United Nations, Cepol, Europol, EUROMED Police, the Dutch Police, the France Telecom Group, the Law Reform Commission of Ireland and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

His research has attracted funding (£1.61m) from InnovateUK, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, the Royal United Services Limited, The Alan Turing Institute, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group, and the European Social Fund.

He has also created and edit Routledge’s Law of Financial Crime Series.  Collectively, he has published 5 monographs, edited books and over 50 articles in internationally recognised journals including Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, the Journal of Business Law, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Contemporary Issues in Law.

Dr. Ryder has contributed towards two REF Impact Case Studies in 2014 and 2021.  Beyond academia, he has delivered numerous counter-terrorism financing training seminars for multiple financial crime stakeholders including Cepol, Europol, EUROMED Police, NATO and several multinational telecommunication and financial services companies.  The seminars have helped inform professional practice through the delivering training to practitioners including law enforcement agencies from Europe, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Libya, and the Palestinian Authority. He was invited by NATOs Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism to deliver counter-terrorism financing training to delegates from 24 countries.

He has also submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee (2019 and 2021), the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act 2010 (2019), HM Revenue and Customs (2021), and the Law Commission’s Review on Corporate Criminal Liability (2021).

Dr. Ryder has also been invited to consult by the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, the Telegraph, and the Financial Times.

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