Lecturers at the Institute
Here you can read more about the lecturers that work for the International Policing and Justice Institute.
Mr Tony Blockley BA MBA, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Investigation
Mr Blockley was a detective chief superintendent and Head of Crime for Derbyshire Police up until 2010, when he left the service to form his own investigation and management consultancy business. He worked for a number of years in Northern Ireland investigating and reviewing the deaths attributable to 'The Troubles' and continues to conduct statutory domestic homicide reviews. Read more about Mr Tony Blockley
Mr Michael Usherwood MSc CMgr FCMI FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Police Leadership
Mr Usherwood specialises in management studies, with particular focus on work-based learning. Michael commenced his policing career in the Metropolitan Police Service, later moving to Derbyshire Constabulary, where he rose to the rank of chief superintendent and divisional commander. He has a wealth of operational experience in uniform and was regularly called on to act as a gold and silver commander for firearms and public order incidents. Read more about Mr Michael Usherwood
Mr George Ellison LLB FHEA Barrister-at-Law, Senior Lecturer in Law
Mr Ellison worked for Merseyside police for 33 years, latterly as a detective sergeant working in the Serious Crime Unit. He was also engaged in training and was part of a team responsible for the introduction of the police degree programme.
George now specialises in teaching public law, human rights, and crime. His research has centred on children with autism within the criminal justice system.
Dr Ian Turner PhD NTF FHEA MCSFS MSB, Head of Forensic Science
Dr Turner studied forensic science at Kings College London before completing his PhD in nanotechnology. He is currently Head of Forensic Science at the University of Derby and a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science.
Ian specialises in forensic handwriting and document analysis and conducts research in these areas. In 2014 he was made a national teaching fellow, a nationwide award for the most innovative and engaged teachers in higher education.
Ms Angie Neville MSc, Lecturer in Criminal Investigations and Policing
Ms Neville is a former senior police trainer and criminal investigator. She worked for Derbyshire police for 20 years – firstly as a police officer, then as a detective, then finally as the lead trainer for the initial detective training programme. As a detective she dealt with serious sexual offences, particularly rape, and so her research focuses on this area. She has recently begun a PhD, for which she is exploring the use of restorative justice for domestic abuse crimes. Read an interview with Ms Angie Neville
Mr Mark Flint-Freel MSc, Lecturer in Criminology
Mr Flint-Freel worked in the police service for 30 years, in both London and Derbyshire. He worked in a wide variety of departments, such as firearms and close protection, roads, community safety, crime prevention, and training.
Mark now teaches policing modules on the University’s criminology degrees and he also developed and delivered the first Police Cadet Summer School with Nottinghamshire Police in 2014. Read more about Mr Mark Flint-Freel
Mr Jon Wright FHEA, Programme Leader for Forensic Sciences
Mr Wright has over 15 years’ experience in forensic science, working for the Metropolitan Police and the Forensic Science Service. Jon has worked in a number of forensic departments including the Fire Investigation Unit, the Serious Crime Unit, the DNA Profiling Section and the Research and Design Department.
Jon teaches in a wide range of areas at the University including crime scene investigation and management, and forensic techniques. He is an expert and undertakes research in blood spatter analysis and the forensic analysis of firearms.
Dr David Hicks BA MA PhD, Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Dr Hicks is a senior lecturer in criminology, Head of Research for Postgraduate Criminology, and Programme Leader for the MSc Criminal Investigation. He has 20 years of academic and professional service experience, and is a specialist in financial/economic crime, financial investigation, organised crime, criminal/financial intelligence and crime prevention. Read more about Dr David Hicks
Mr Adam S. Long MPhil FHEA MCSFS, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science
Mr Long has over ten years' experience as a forensic scientist, initially as a research biochemist then as an expert in fingerprints and forensic images. Adam is Programme Leader for our forensic courses and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (CSFS). He is also an assessor for the CSFS on their Pre-Employment Assessment of Competence award and teaches and researches fingerprint analysis and the interpretation and evaluation of DNA-based evidence. Read an interview with Mr Adam Long
Dr Tracey Wond, Programme Leader of Professional Doctorates (Business) and Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
Dr Wond manages doctorates in professional practice and the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), for students who are generally employed in senior roles within the public and third sectors. Tracey is also responsible for managing PhD students within the College of Business. Within the Institute, Tracey is working on various research projects with Nick Howe, looking at leadership and development for policing both across the UK and internationally. Read more about Dr Tracey Wond
Mr David Churchill BA JP, Associate Lecturer
Mr Churchill brings more than 20 years of policing expertise in financial crime and fraud investigation to the Institute. As Head of the West Midlands Police Economic Crime Unit, he was responsible for the management of serious and organised crime and carried out numerous investigations throughout the UK and abroad. Read more about Mr David Churchill
Mr David Graves MA Fellow (and founding member) of the Institute of Leadership & Management, Associate Lecturer
Mr Graves is involved in the management and delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation and Management. Following a long and distinguished military career of 24 years, David embarked on a career in the police service: the Ministry of Defence Police Fraud Squad, where he specialised in the global investigation of corruption, fraud and all fraud related offences perpetrated against the UK Government. Read more about Mr David Graves
Mr Nir Tolkovsky MSc CFE PhD, Student & Guest Lecturer
Mr Tolkovsky is originally from Tel Aviv, Israel, where at the age of 18 he joined the Israeli Defence Force and served for five years as an intelligence officer prior to joining Forensic Pathways Limited as a senior analyst. His experience includes electronic evidence examination, fraud investigation and data loss investigations, some of which were litigated in English courts as well as other jurisdictions. He is now a lecturer on the MSc Criminal Investigation and is studying for his PhD. Read more about Mr Nir Tolkovsky