According to a RAND Europe biographical note:
- Lindsay Clutterbuck served for 22 years as a detective officer in the specialist operations Department at New Scotland Yard. During that period he was involved at all levels of counter-terrorism; from covert operations to the development of strategy and policy at a national level, and from contingency planning to the planning and delivery of multi-agency exercises. He has contributed articles to academic journals and chapters to books, encompassing both historical and contemporary aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism. He holds a BSc, an MA in Police and Criminal Justice studies, and a Ph.D. His doctoral research examined the origins and evolution of terrorism and counter-terrorism in the UK.