About us

The Network for Security Excellence and Collaboration (NSEC) is a nationwide community of multi-disciplinary academics with experience, expertise or interest in UK national security and resilience research and government collaborators working to meet the UK’s national security and resilience needs. NSEC coordinates across many stakeholders and initiatives, driving cohesion and accelerating collaborations. By enhancing the diversity and effectiveness of collaboration between academia, government and industry, the network will positively impact across policy and practice.

The network was established in 2014 at Imperial College. NSEC is currently chaired by Dr Annette Southgate (Cranfield University) and Co-chaired by Professor Fiona Strens (Lincoln University) and Professor Tim Watson (Loughborough University). The network is hosted at Cranfield University.