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Dr David Rubens

Executive Director

Dr David Rubens is Executive Director of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management and had taken on the role of Executive Director of IOR. He is recognised as a global authority on strategic risk and crisis management. He has worked on global development programmes with major organisations from government ministries, academic institutes, NGOs and the private sector.

It was the connection between NSDCU and Dr Rubens that set the initial impetus for the development of this programme.

Dr Abbie Maroño


Dr. Abbie Maroño is both a scientist and a practitioner in the field of human behaviour. Abbie has a PhD in behaviour analysis and Psychology, and specialises in trust, cooperation, and the psychological mechanisms underpinning human decision making. She is the director of education at Social-Engineer, LLC, as well as an active member of internationally recorgnised groups such as Center for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), and JNForensics.

Dr David Rawaf


David Rawaf is a surgeon researcher, technologist and policy developer. As well as studying and working in both UK and US, David is involved with Imperial College WHO Collaborating Centre (for Public Health Education & Training), as well as medical writing, research and hosting conferences.

In addition, David is the Clinical Excellence Lead for Inovus Medical, the world-leaders in high-fidelity medical and surgical simulation. David is also heavily involved in medical device & software consulting, including validation, accreditation and approval through bodies such as the FDA.