Michael Usherwood - Our experts - University of Derby

Mr Michael Usherwood MSc CMgr FCMI FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Police Leadership

In 2013 Michael became an associate lecturer for the former University of Derby Corporate - the University's business-to-business, work-based learning provider - where he designed and delivered a range of accredited, bespoke management and leadership programmes to a range of corporate clients.

Within the Institute, Michael is a senior lecturer on the MSc Police Leadership, Strategy and Organisation, which draws on his significant experience and knowledge gained from his 30-year policing career.

As a senior lecturer, Michael will take on new challenges whilst extending the scope of his own knowledge.

Professional background

Michael's move into higher education was a natural progression from his extensive policing career, which ran from 1979 (when he joined the Metropolitan Police) to 2009 when he retired from Derbyshire Constabulary, having risen to the position of Chief Superintendent, Divisional Commander.

As Chief Superintendent he was responsible for delivering a wide range of operational, management development and strategic leadership initiatives.

After leaving Derbyshire Constabulary, Michael was appointed as the senior manager on the East Midlands Police Collaboration team. The remit of this team was to improve the efficiency, reduce the duplication of services and enhance inter-constabulary collaboration of five East Midlands police services. The result was a cost saving of £75m across a range of operational and support functions - part of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review.

Views on the Institute

Michael has no doubt that the Institute will become a centre of excellence in an emerging international market, which will bring significant benefits to policing in the UK.

Michael anticipates that collaborative partnerships will develop between the Institute, police services across the UK and internationally, the UK College of Policing and associated agencies. This will lead to the development of an expanding body of knowledge that will help to improve the quality of policing around the world.

As a former career police officer, Michael is also confident that the Institute will be a positive resource for police services in the UK. It will bring together an excellent and diverse academic team, with a high proportion of former serving officers and a wide range of policing and justice disciplines. It will also continue to develop its partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.

The Institute will also build on its established partnership with the Royal Malaysia Police, which will further extend the international reach of the organisation and enhance its reputation as the emerging global centre of thought leadership for police training and development.

Portrait of senior lecturer in Policing, Michael Usherwood Michael was appointed as the senior manager on the East Midlands Police Collaboration team. The remit of this team was to improve the efficiency, reduce the duplication of services and enhance inter-constabulary collaboration of five East Midlands police services. The result was a cost saving of £75m across a range of operational and support functions — part of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review.