Professor Nicholas Ryder

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About me

With over 20 years in higher education, I am a passionate legal educator who thrives in both a classroom environment delivering research informed teaching, as much as I 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, I have played advisory roles both nationally (Home Office, Law Commission, the Nationwide) and internationally (NATO, United Nations, CEPOL, EUROPOL, EUROMED Police, the Dutch Police, the France Telecom Group and the Law Reform Commission of Ireland).  My 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. I have been consulted by the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, Albawaba News, South China Morning Post the Telegraph and Financial Times.

I have published several monographs, edited collections, textbooks 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.  My reputation as a leading authority on financial crime was illustrated in March 2021, when I received the Themis 'Strides Against Money Laundering' award in recognition of my "innovative research and commitment to encouraging collaboration between academic and professional policy-making arenas".  As a leading authority on financial crime, I have been invited to act as an external examiner for 25 PhD viva voce and have successfully supervised 11 PhD completions. 

I am an enthusiastic teacher and thrive on delivering the highest quality research-led teaching, always using my 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 my modules has been heavily influenced by my research and is constantly changing to reflect the contemporary nature of financial crime

Area of expertise

Terrorism financing, corporate financial crime, market manipulation, fraud and money laundering.


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