Excellence in Applied Research for Security and Policing

At the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC), we transform innovative research into outcomes that safeguard our society and inform the operational reality of contemporary security and policing practice. 

Our Approach

CENTRIC focuses on applied research that promotes collaboration between researchers, industry and security stakeholders to positively contribute to citizen safety while anticipating new and emerging security threats and risks. 

As a dynamic and progressive multidisciplinary centre, our approach blends evidence-based research, policy and practice with the development of tangible solutions that have a real-world impact on the security domain. 

We strongly emphasise the role of technology in tackling the varied and complex challenges that affect local, national and international communities, placing us in a unique position in the security research landscape. Ultimately, our mission is to bridge the gap from excellent applied research to the reality of the operational security environment.