Having researched armed violence in over two dozen conflicts, he has been a member of an expert working group on explosive weapons for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, sits on the advisory committee to the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Weapons, and is an expert member of the Forum on the Arms Trade.
He also sits on the Advisory Board for the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Post Conflict Trauma; PrOTeCT at Imperial College London. He is on the board of the charity Every Casualty. He is a visiting academic at the University of Southampton with the International Blast Research Network.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Portsmouth for his writing on guns and suicide bombings.