“Professor Trevor Taylor is a Professorial Fellow in Defence Management at the Royal United Services Institute in London and Professor at Cranfield University’s organisation at the Defence Academy of the UK. He has had an academic career that has involved almost 30 years of close contact with government and defence industry.
Professor Taylor has a long-standing interest in the politics and management of defence acquisition in the United Kingdom and across the world. His teaching includes a specialism on the international dimensions of defence acquisition. In 1999 he facilitated the initial short courses in Smart Acquisition training for staff of the MoD’s Equipment Capability Customer and today contributes to the Advanced Through-Life Capability Management Advanced course. He served in 2000 as the leader of the MoD’s Non-Advocate Review Team for Project Bowman, a peer review group supporting the IPT Leader and reporting to the (former) Equipment Approvals Committee. He speaks regularly at professional conferences on defence acquisition and industry and has published extensively on European security and defence industrial issues.
In 2008 Cranfield won the Queen’s Anniversary Award for Higher Education for this work. He also designed and led the delivery of a programme of seven and two week courses on defence governance and management which have supported the UK Government’s conflict prevention work since 2001. He has taught aspects of defence management in more than 20 countries in the past decade. He left full-time employment with Cranfield in the spring of 2009 to take up research opportunities with the RUSI.”