External Champion to the RCUK Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS)
Associate Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Dr Tristram Riley-Smith is Associate Fellow at Cambridge University’s Centre for Science and Policy. He served as National Impact Champion for UKRI’s Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) from 2013-22, while also holding the position of Director of Research in the Department of Politics & International Studies at Cambridge. Tristram previously worked for more than 25 years in UK Government Service, specialising in defence, security, and infrastructure protection. He founded SeeQuestor (www.seequestor.com) in 2014, acting as this tech start-up’s Chairman until 2022. He is the co-author of “Global Uncertainties: Collective Conversations from PaCCS”, published earlier this year (https://online.fliphtml5.com/yatyz/aqkk/).
Before working in Whitehall, Tristram studied Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College). He conducted doctoral research in the Kathmandu Valley, working among the Newari artists who create images of Buddhist and Hindu gods, and post-doctoral research in Thailand. He drew on this training as a social scientist in writing his portrait of the USA in the opening decade of the 21st Century, The Cracked Bell: America and the Afflictions of Liberty, which was published in 2010.
Tristram can be contacted via email at email@example.com.