Professor David Bright is a criminologist and forensic psychologist. His research interests include criminal networks, organised crime, illicit firearms, and terrorism. He is an internationally recognised expert in the use of social network analysis and related approaches to study organised criminal groups and terrorist groups. Professor Bright has been Chief Investigator on six consecutive ARC funded projects in addition to receiving funding from other industry and government sources. His recently published book (co-authored with Professor Chad Whelan), Organised Crime and Law Enforcement: A Network Perspective, examines organised crime and law enforcement through the conceptual lens of networks.