Contact Michael Harris

Areas of expertise

  • CBRN Focus Areas
  • Counter-IED
  • Explosives and Munitions


Following a full career in the British Army as an Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO), Mike worked in the commercial defence and security sector before taking the post as Head of Resilience for a government department.

Mike has a degree in International Politics and Strategic Studies from UCW Aberystwyth, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and an MSc in Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation (FEEI) from Cranfield University. He is currently studying part-time for a PhD relating to concealment and lethality of improvised explosive devices.

Current activities

Mike is the lead for Counter-IED Capability and the Terrorism Risk Management & Mitigation Modules, the deputy Course Director for the MSc in Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation and teaches on a number of related courses, including Hazardous Forensics and Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices.


Articles In Journals

  • Cobham L, Márquez-Grant N, Barker C, Sanabria Medina C, Naranjo-Santana J, Collett G & Harris M (2022) Integrating humanitarian mine action and humanitarian forensic action, The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, 25 (3).
  • Skelly D, Harris M & Painter J (2021) Development of a method to measure target disruption using explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) disruptors, Explosives Engineering, December 2021, 24-29.