Laurence Alison

Professor Laurence Alison MBE, focuses on high-profile critical and major incidents (from disaster management to terrorism). He has over 30 years of experience working on applied projects for Law enforcement and the security services. This includes co-developing the ORBIT model for High-Value Detainee Interviewing.

He currently provides training to the FBI/CIA/DoD, The UK’s National Counter Terrorism interviewing cadre, and the British Army in the ORBIT framework for rapport-based interrogation methods.​

​He was a key psychological advisor on over 450 critical and major incidents debriefs including the 7/7 bombings, the Sharm El Sheik attacks, the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, and the preparations for the London Olympics.

He was the key advisor and principal investigator on a child sexual exploitation project that resulted in the largest operation in UK police history and which, across a 6-month period, led to the arrest of over 1,200 offenders, the safeguarding of over 1,000 children and a cost saving to UK government of £15million. He has over 200 published articles, books, edited books, and government and industry reports.

He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2020 for services to critical incident handling and to the NHS during COVID-19.

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