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 Course Director for the MSc in Forensic Explosive and Explosion Investigation, the lead for the Counter-IED Capability Module, the Terrorism Risk Management & Mitigation Module, the Hazardous Forensics Module and the Forensic Programme Research Project Module and Co-Lead for the Forensic Investigation of Explosives and Explosive Devices Module.  Mike also teaches and supervises on a number of related courses and programmes including the Explosive Ordnance Engineering MSc.


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.