James completed a BA (Hons) in History at the University of York before moving on to an MSc in Security Studies at University College London. Here, James specialised in Terrorism, Intelligence Analysis, Investigation and Human Trafficking, writing his dissertation on Human Trafficking Legislation. At the University of York, James was the Vice-Chair of his College, responsible for student welfare.

James joined ISC in 2013 as operations support officer, involved in the staffing and securing of over 40 events at Wembley Stadium, including NFL matches, boxing, concerts and national/international football.

After a year in his operational role James also became involved in the Wembley Stadium Centre of Excellence - Wembley Stadium’s training centre. In December 2014 James joined the Wembley Stadium Centre of Excellence on a full-time basis and is now the Centre’s coordinator, involved in: designing and developing courses; contributing to strategy; managing administration; and liaising with speakers and clients.