Chris Allen is a researcher specialising in transnational organised crime and how it is policed. He is currently a PhD Scholar at the Liverpool Centre of Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, where he is examining the application of business analysis techniques to organised crime groups, particularly those involved in drugs. In parallel, he has experience working with several areas of law enforcement and the private sector, including City of London Police, the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Police Chiefs' Council on Project U BATTLE - the practical application of these techniques for a policing purpose. He has spoken about his research at numerous conferences including the International Conference on Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism 2019, the National Intelligence Conference 2018 and SOCEX 2019. In addition, he holds an MA (Distinction) in Terrorism and International Crime from Coventry University and a Level 7 qualification in Professional Consulting from the Charted Management Institute. He is a member of the NPCC Intelligence Practice Research Consortium and the European Political Research Consortium Standing Group on Organised Crime. Prior to embarking on his PhD he worked for policing think tank The Police Foundation and as a journalist for Police Professional.