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Mr Joe Eshun

Mr Joe Eshun
PhD Student

Summary

Joe has over 12 years experience as an Intelligence Professional and has worked across all three sectors thus, the public, private and the third sectors. He worked for three different Police Forces in the past.  These include the Northamptonshire Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), City of London Police’s Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and Metropolitan Police’s Criminal Finance Team (CFT).

In addition, Joe worked on some National Security – related projects funded by the Office for Security & Counter Terrorism (OSCT) in the past. One of those projects was the 2012 Olympics, of which Joe was a member of the Olympics Intelligence Team; and was based at the Counter – Terrorism & Serous Crime Directorate of the City of London Police. Subsequently, Joe also worked as a Civil Servant, and was the Counter – Terrorism Intelligence Analyst based at the Counter – Terrorism Specialism Division of the Charity Commission; which was another OSCT funded National Security – related project.

Part of Joe’s previous experience was working as a Strategic Intelligence Analyst for the Global Counter – Fraud Department of Oxfam GB and was responsible for threat assessing over 50 countries in conflict zones across the globe.

Currently, Joe leads and manages an Intelligence and Threat Assessment Team within the Corporate Security and Travel Safety Department of a Private Sector company called TJX. TJX Companies is a leading off-price retailer with global outreach and can boast of over $35 billion in revenues. Joe set-up the Intelligence and Threat Assessment Team of this company from scratch. Currently, the Team threat assesses all political and security – related challenges across the globe at the operational, tactical and strategic levels; especially in every country where the business has footprint. These are done to help anticipate and mitigate against threats that might have potential impacts on business activities, through recommending control strategies.

Academic Qualifications

Ø  Certificate in Terrorism Studies - University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Ø  BA Hons Social Sciences - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Ø  MA Intelligence and Security Studies - University of Salford, Greater Manchester.

Ø  PhD Candidate - Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University

Professional Qualifications

Ø  Certificate Crime Investigations Training Course - CID Training Village of Northamptonshire Police.

Ø  Certificate in Intelligence Analyst Training Course: Accredited to UK National Analyts Working Group - Research and Intelligence Support Centre ((RISC) at Wyboston.

Ø  Open Source Intelligence Certificate at the Centre of Excellence in the City of London Police.

Ø  Data Communication Training Course - Police Headquarters in Wakefield. 

First Supervisor: Professor Phil Davies

Second Supervisor: Dr. Kristian Gustafson