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Henry is an accomplished international development professional with 12+ years experience developing creative solutions to the world's most exigent challenges, on behalf of public, private, intergovernmental, and not-for-profit clients.

He has extensive international experience at the bilateral and multilateral levels, and on both the delivery and donor-side, affording unique insights to the design, implementation, and evaluation of large and complex development programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) and other limited-capacity environments.

Henry's technical expertise spans a range of contemporary governance, security and stability challenges faced globally, with academic and practitioner specialisms in transnational counter-terrorism (CT) and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE); combatting modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT), smuggling of migrants (SoM) and child sexual exploitation (CSE) networks; cross-border conflict and transnational illicit flows; and international development, foreign policy and diplomacy. 

Henry is a fully-funded, part-time PhD Candidate, through the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship within the Transformation of Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism Programme, at the University of Bath. His research examines whether the closer integration of the UK’s international aid, trade, and security policies contributes to the UK's global P/CVE efforts, and, whether international development and trade programmes can, or should, play a more prominent role in the pursuance of CT objectives overseas.

Henry holds First Class Honours in Criminology and Social Policy from the University of Sheffield, awarded the Vaughan Bevan Prize for academic exceptionalism. He received his Masters with Distinction in Terrorism Security and Society from King's College London, Dept of War Studies, further receiving the Kings-WCOSP Postgraduate Essay Prize for his analysis of Al-Qaeda's Western media strategy and the group's targeted dissemination of online extremist content.

Henry is a distance learner, based in Bangkok, Thailand (BST+7hrs)

Other responsibilities

Henry is a Principal Manager at Adam Smith International, a development consultancy firm, within their Governance and Stability Practice. He is currently internally seconded to their Asia-Pacific division, where he oversees stabilisation, law and justice and P/CVE portfolios in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and chairs the company’s cross-business Indo Pacific Working Group. 

Henry was previously the Technical Adviser for Violent and Peaceful Behaviours on the UK's £19m Cross-border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme, and the Counter Extremism Practice Manager for Aktis Strategy with oversight of a global P/CVE portfolio throughout MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe 

Prior to consultancy, Henry worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Southeast Asia spearheading multiagency efforts to combat MSHT, migrant smuggling, and CSE networks in the region. He also previously worked for the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) under Prof Peter Neumann and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Counterterrorism Programme for Southeast Asia developing the capacity of ASEAN member states to more effectively criminalise, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate terrorism-related offenses.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Terrorism, Security & Society, MA, King's College London, Distinction

Award Date: 3 Dec 2013

Criminology & Social Policy BA (Hons), University of Sheffield, First Class

Award Date: 22 Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Terrorism
  • Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism
  • International Development
  • Governance & Stability
  • Fragile & Conflict-Affected Settings
  • Countering Human Trafficking & Migrant Smuggling
  • Cross-Border Conflicts
  • Transnational Organised Crime

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