About the Authors
Roger Brunt retired from the British Army in 2004. In the same year, he was appointed director of the UK OFfice for Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS), a role he held until 2011. During this time, he oversaw the consolidation and improvement of security arrangements at civil nuclear sites in the UK. In 2011-16, he represented the UK as part of the IAEA’s Advisory Group on Nuclear Security.
Since 2011, he has worked as a nuclear security consultant, advising on the interpretation and application of IAEA recommendations on nuclear security and promoting awareness of nuclear security issues and policy. He has taken part in an IAEA International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission; advised new-build nuclear operators on security; written and delivered high-level crisis management exercises for boards of nuclear power companies; and contributed to the development of cybersecurity within the sector.
Dr Beyza Unal is a senior research fellow with the International Security Department at Chatham House. She specializes in nuclear and cyber policies, conducting research on cybersecurity and critical national infrastructure security and cybersecurity of nuclear weapons systems. Dr Unal also conducts research on urban preparedness and city resilience against CBRN threats.
She formerly worked in the Strategic Analysis Branch at NATO Allied Command and Transformation, taught international relations, transcribed interviews on Turkish political history, and served as an international election observer during the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections.
Dr Unal is interested in NATO’s defence and security policy as well as security in the Middle East, and has been given various fellowships for her achievements; most notably, she is a William J. Fulbright alumna.
She has also received funding from the US Department of Energy to participate in workshops in Brookhaven National Laboratory, the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies, and Sandia National Laboratory.