Institut of Policital Research
and Consulting

Matthias Bischoff









Matthias is a political scientist and security expert. He is a trained police officer and served almost eight years in a special forces unit of the Bavarian Mobile Police. Since then he has managed the security of humanitarian aid projects in crisis and war zones in Africa and the Middle East.
Matthias develops and implements security risk methodologies for NGOs and corporate customers, including the production of threat and vulnerability assessments, risk forecasts and analyses.


Professional career:

  • Since 2016    Independent Security Risk Management Consultant
  • 2015              Security Advisor for Syria, Turkey and Northern Iraq for Welthungerhilfe
  • 2014              Trainer security and logistics for Ebola missions at Medical Mission Institute Würzburg
  •                       Administrator for MSF Belgium (Kailahun, Sierra Leone)
  •                       Project Administration Manager for MSF Holland (Boguila, Central African Republic)
  • 2013              Administrator for MSF Holland (N'Djamena, Chad)
  • Since 2013    Advisor at the Institute for Political Research and Consulting (Eberswalde, Germany)
  • 2007 - 2013   Freelance translator in the area of politics (also for German Bundestag; European Commission;
                          European Parliament; College of Europe in Bruges)
  • 1999 - 2006   Project administrator for Estel Research (Paris)
  • 1991 - 1998   Police officer Bavarian Mobile Police

Academic career:

  • 2007 - 2011   Doctoral Researcher in Politics (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • 2004 - 2005   Master of International Policy Studies (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2000 - 2004   Bachelor of Arts in International Relations/Communicaiton and Media Studies (University
                          of Southern Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Selected / current publications:Accountability in Policing and Surveillance in the Information Age

  • 2009: Accountability in Policing and Surveillance in the Information Age: Boundaries and
    Boundary-Crossing in Global Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, AV Academikerverlag GmbH,
    ISBN-10: 3-8383-0996-0
    ISBN-13: 978-3-8383-0996-5