David Wells

David Wells is a global security consultant, an Honorary Research Associate at Swansea University’s Cyber Threat’s Research Centre, and a non-Resident Scholar at the Middle East Institute. His work focuses on emerging terrorism and counter-terrorism challenges, including terrorism and technology, AI and the intersection between terrorism and climate change.

Between 2017 and 2022, he was Head of Research and Analysis at the UN Counter-Terrorism Directorate in New York, managing the team responsible for monitoring terrorism trends for the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council. David began his career coordinating investigations into international terrorist networks for UK intelligence agency GCHQ, and subsequently worked for multiple agencies in the Australian intelligence community in a variety of practitioner and policy roles.