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Mr Phillip Wood MBE MSc

  • Head of School - AML

Professional experience

Phillip Wood MBE is Head of the School of Management and Professional Studies, encompassing a diverse group of multi-disciplinary academic departments. Following a career as a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force, Phillip joined the University in 2009, focusing on business continuity, security and organisational resilience programme development.  He is now responsible for all aspects of management and strategic development of the Bucks Business School and the Departments of Computing, Travel and Aviation and Security and Resilience. He is also responsible for coordination and management of the Faculty of Design, Media and Management’s Enterprise activities.  Phil is a Chartered Security Professional, a Fellow of the Security Institute, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a founder member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and was awarded Honorary Membership of the Business Continuity Institute in 2015. He is also a member of University Senate and the University Governing Council. He also serves on the Risk Management Institution of Australasia Organisational Resilience Special Interest Group.

Scholarly interests

His main area of academic interest and research is around organizational understandings of emerging risks and his last book ‘Resilient Thinking – Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century’, is soon to be followed up by a more detailed study of the challenges facing the resilient organisation in an increasingly dynamic and complex threat and impact context. He is a regular conference speaker, blogger and webinar contributor and publishes frequent articles and commentaries on resilience, continuity and the development and management of emerging risks.


Security, risk management, business continuity and organisational resilience

Selected publications

‘Resilient Thinking – Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century’ published by IT Governance Ltd November 2012 ISBN-10: 1849283826

Journal of Crowd Safety and Security Management Vol1 Issue 2 (December 2009) – ‘Security Management – will you see it through to the end?’

ASIS International European Conference April 2011 – ‘Is Security Ready for Emerging Risks?’

ASIS International European Conference March 2007 – ‘Aligning Security with Best Practice in Risk Management’

Transported Assets Protection Association Conference 2008 – ‘Don’t Forget Business Continuity’