Services

  • Instruction at workshops on CBRN, security and Counter-IED
  • Chairing conferences, assistance in programme planning
  • Presentations at conferences and workshops
  • In-depth articles for defence and security journals and online resources
  • Bespoke consultancy and projects on CBRNE and counterterrorism
  • Editor of journals, newsletters, magazines
  • Recruitment of CBRNE experts for projects and consortia
  • Consultancy for documentaries and films

 

Subject Areas:

 

  • Terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons
  • CBRN countermeasures for first response, equipment, training
  • IEDs and explosives, explosives ordnance disposal (EOD)
  • Country risk assessments
  • Defence policies and funding
  • Business continuity and protection

Clients and publications since 2000:

  • Jane’s Information Group
  • Jane’s Expert Network
  • Jane’s Chem-Bio Web
  • Jane’s Terrorism & Security Monitor
  • Jane’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Defence
  • Royal Institute for International Affairs
  • Monterey Institute for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Military Periscope
  • Military Technology
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists http://thebulletin.org/bio/andy-oppenheimer
  • Oxford Analytica
  • Global Defence Review (GDR)
  • Chemical Biological Warfare Review (now CBNW)
  • Nato’s Nations
  • NBC International
  • Strategic Intelligence Review
  • Aviation Security International
  • Defence Director
  • Asian Military Review
  • ASEAN Yearbook
  • Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Expert Witness Database
  • DIEMconsulting
  • Defence & Security Systems International
  • Crisis Response
  • Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews
  • BNP Paribas Bank
  • ERGO Intelligence & Advisory
  • START (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism)
  • Domestic Preparedness
  • The Detonator
  • RUSI Monitor
  • RUSI Defence Systems
  • Intersec
  • The World Today (Chatham House)
  • New Security Learning
  • On Duty Magazine
  • Counter-IED Report
  • Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET)
  • Police Oracle
  • Al-Barriyah Magazine
  • Safety & Security International
  • CBRNe Portal Newsletter

Media consultancy:

Consultant for TV documentaries: Spooks (BBC 1); Mountbatten: Death of a Royal (History Channel, RTE, Sky 3); Critical Times (Border TV/Discovery Channel); The World’s Deadliest Arms Race (ITV); Terror Attacks That Shocked Britain (Current TV/Sky).

20 years experience in scientific publishing as a commissioning editor, writer and project manager:

  • Brown Reference Group (1998-99)
    Project Manager, Encyclopedia of Technology and Applied Sciences
  • Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia (1995-98)
    Commissioning Editor, Military Technology, Science & Medicine
  • Freelance defence and science writing (1994-95) BBC Publications, Sage Publications
  • Central Office of Information, UK Government Information Service (1992-94)
    Writer on science and technology for client departments: Ministry of Defence, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • The Institute of Energy (1991-92)
    Publications Manager and Editor of Energy World magazine
  • Unwin Hyman Ltd (1988-91)
    Science Editor, Earth & Life Sciences, Academic Books Division
  • Freelance popular science and technology writing (1985-88)
    BBC Publications, Multimedia Publications, Sterling Publishing Group, Fourth Estate
  • Omni magazine (1979-85) Public Relations & Assistant Editor

Education & Training:

  • B.A. Hons: Political Theory and Institutions, University of Liverpool (1974)
  • Module Certificate in Nuclear Weapons Policy Studies, Open University (1991)
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Adult Education (2002)
  • Certificate in Advanced Improvised Explosive Devices Training Workshop, 38th Annual Training Conference, International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators