Ludo Block is a Research Fellow and lectures in the minor Intelligence Studies. He obtained his PhD in 2011 based on his research into policy-making and practices of cross-border police cooperation in the European Union. His current research focusses on cross-border police and intelligence cooperation.
Ludo obtained his PhD in Public Administration at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2011 where he also obtained his Masters in Social Science. His doctoral thesis was entitled ‘From Politics to Policing: the rationality gap in EU council policy-making’ in which he analysed the effect of a decade of EU Council policy-making on the actual practices of police cooperation in the EU.
Ludo has been an Adjunct Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith university (Brisbane) and a visiting lecturer at the Norwegian Police Academy and at the Dutch police academy. His research interests focus on private security, trust, police and intelligence cooperation and open source intelligence.
Throughout his career Ludo has been active in law enforcement and private security for more than 25 years now. Currently he works in a forensic advisory capacity for a multinational accountancy and advisory firm.