Dr. Nicholas Ryder (Professor in Financial Crime | Bristol Law School UWE)

Over 20 years in higher education he is a passionate legal educator who thrives in both a classroom environment delivering research informed teaching, as much as he enjoy contributing to the knowledge that exists on financial crime through my published research and income generating partnerships.

With an international reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research in financial crime, Dr. Ryder has played advisory roles both nationally (Home Office, Law Commission, the Nationwide, Security Intelligence Services) and internationally (NATO, United Nations, CEPOL, EUROPOL, EUROMED Police, the Dutch Police, the France Telecom Group and the Law Reform Commission of Ireland). His research has attracted funding (£1.6m) from Innovate UK, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, the Royal United Services Limited, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund. He has consistently produced quality research and created, and edit Routledge’s Financial Crime Series. Collectively, he have published four monographs, five edited books and over 50 articles in internationally recognised journals including Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, the Journal of Business Law, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Contemporary Issues in Law.

Dr. Ryder’s reputation as a leading authority on financial crime was illustrated in March 2021, when he received the Themis ‘Strides Against Money Laundering’ award in recognition of his “innovative research and commitment to encouraging collaboration between academic and professional policy-making arenas”. The quality of his research has contributed towards two REF Impact Case Studies (2014 and 2021) and am developing a third Impact Case Study (2028). The 2014 is Impact Case Study study was graded at 70% 3*: “the sub-panel also considered that the case studies provided evidence of … very considerable significance”.

As a leading authority on financial crime, he has been invited to act as an external examiner for 24 PhD viva voce and to consult by the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, Albawaba News and South China Morning Post.

He is an enthusiastic teacher and thrive on delivering the highest quality research-led teaching, always using his research findings as the foundation of teaching at all levels; engaging students and developing their curiosity in the subject area has led to many moving from undergraduate through postgraduate to doctoral level. The curriculum design of his modules has been heavily influenced by his research and is constantly changing to reflect the contemporary nature of financial crime