Security Lancaster is one of Lancaster University's top level research centres that operates across faculties and departments to bring security and protection science expertise from across the campus under one research banner. The centre provides a home for five key research clusters; cyber security, violence and society, transport and infrastructure, investigative expertise and security futures.
Security Lancaster was launched in 2012 by the Rt Hon Baroness Neville Jones DCMG, the former Minister for State Security and Counter Terrorism. Currently existing as a virtual entity, the members of the centre are located throughout campus but are able to draw upon the Security Lancaster's multi-disciplinary collective to develop solutions to a range of security and protection science issues.
Security Lancaster focuses on performing ambitious multi-disciplinary research in collaboration with global industrial, governmental and non-governmental partners. An important role of the centre is to provide a multi-disciplinary environment in order to tackle challenging research areas which a more conventional university environment would find difficult to undertake. A key aspect is the centres involvement with industrial partners where it engages in far-sighted research objectives which align with potential market need and our research capability.