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Dr Peter Trim is currently a Senior Lecturer in Management and Director of the Centre for Advanced Management and Interdisciplinary Studies at Birkbeck, and is Managing Director of GAMMA (Global Alliance of Marketing and Management Associations) Europe. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts and a Member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) Academic Liaison Panel. He also sits on the editorial board of several academic journals including Simulation & Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice and Research; and Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal.

Peter has supervised a number of PhD students and published over 50 academic articles in a range of journals including Industrial Marketing Management; the European Journal of Marketing; the Security Journal; International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence; Disaster Prevention and Management; Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal; Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning; and Simulation & Gaming: An International Journal of Theory, Practice and Research.

He has worked in several industries and undertaken teaching assignments in France, Hong Kong and the Netherlands, and been a panellist for an American economics newsletter and provided a number of guest lectures at various institutions including Brunel University, Cranfield University and University College London. Peter has also been involved in a number of initiatives such as the Canada-UK Partnership for Knowledge Forum and the Law Enforcement and National Security Global Forum. In addition to this, he has organized a number of workshops and conferences, participated in the work of the British Standards Institute, and reviewed a large number of academic journal articles.

Peter contributed the Cyber Attacks section (pages 8 and 9) of the University College London report entitled Scientific Advice and Evidence in Emergencies, which was edited by Professor McGuire and submitted to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as written evidence in 2010. He has been Principal Investigator on two grants awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the TSB and SEEDA in the area of network security and information infrastructure protection. To date he has secured two grants under the Global Partnerships Fund (GPF) scheme organized by the FCO and funded by BIS and is head of the UK group of the co-funded Anglo-Korean government approved university-business project entitled: Increasing Cyber Security Provision in the UK and Korea: Identifying Market Opportunities for SME's. In 2014 in took a UK cyber security delegation to Seoul for a workshop at the British Embassy and co-edited, with Professor Youm, a report for both governments entitled: Korea-UK Collaboration in Cyber Security: From Issues and Challenges to Sustainable Partnership.


Peter holds a number of academic qualifications including:

  • an MBA in Marketing from City University
  • a PhD in Robotics and Automation (Marketing) from the Cranfield Institute of Technology
  • an M Ed from the University of Cambridge

Employment history

Peter has worked in several industries and prior to joining Birkbeck, was employed by the University of Kent.

Peter Trim