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Our experts

We have one of the strongest police education teams in the UK university sector

All of our experts have direct experience of working in the field, many as senior figures.

Made up of former chief constables, inspectors of UK police forces, police trainers, senior criminal investigators, senior customs officers and world-renowned researchers, our tutors and advisers offer valuable practical experience and insight, as well as the latest academic theory and thinking. 

Informal portrait of Professor Malcolm Todd

Professor Malcolm Todd BA PhD, Pro Vice-Chancellor - Student Experience

Malcolm joined the University of Derby in 2014 as Dean of College. He is a national teaching fellow and has published widely on issues of race, ethnicity, democracy and social policy. Read more about Professor Malcolm Todd

Portrait of Professor Ray Bull, Professor of Investigation

Professor Ray Bull BSc MSc DSc CPsychol, Professor of Investigation
Professor Bull is one of the world leaders in investigation and criminal psychology. His major research interest is the investigative interviewing of suspects, witnesses and victims. He also conducts research on witness memory, including voice recognition. His role within the Institute is to assist with the MSc in Criminal Investigation and to co-supervise PhD students. Read more about Professor Ray Bull

Portrait of Dr Phil Hodgson, Deputy Director of the Institute

Dr Philip Hodgson BA CQSW MPhil (Cantab) MBA PhD FHEA, Head of Department for Law, Criminology and Social Sciences
Before entering academia, Dr Hodgson was the Strategic Crime Lead at Nottingham’s Crime and Drug Partnership. He has a wealth of practical experience, having worked for the police, probation, the youth court and the voluntary sector, and he is a former independent member of Nottinghamshire Police Authority. Read an interview with Dr Philip Hodgson

Portrait of Mr Nick Howe, Head of Leadership Education

Mr Nick Howe MA FHEA, Head of Leadership Education
Mr Howe was formerly a police chief superintendent with Staffordshire Police and also served as a staff officer with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), inspecting police forces throughout England and Wales. He was a police firearms and public order commander and also commanded sporting and other major events. He is now a senior lecturer in criminology and his teaching focuses on police leadership, ethics and contemporary issues in policing. Read an interview with Mr Nick Howe

Geoff Barry

Professor Geoff Berry BA, Professor in Criminal Justice
Professor Berry has worked in the crime, community safety and criminal justice area for over 30 years, holding a number of executive research posts in the police, government, private sector and academia. He has published widely and has extensive experience in managing major national and international projects, working in countries such as Canada, Australia, the USA and others in Eastern Europe.

He was Senior Academic Adviser to the UK Home Office research programme from 2000 to 2012, where he helped to shape national policing research policy and practice. His research interests include partnership, neighbourhood policing, evidence-based practice and problem solving. His work on evaluation in a policing context is widely acknowledged.

Paul Broadbent, Chief Executive of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Mr Paul Broadbent, Senior Visiting Fellow
Mr Broadbent is Chief Executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA): a division of the UK Home Office which works to prevent worker exploitation, protect vulnerable people, and tackle unlicensed/criminal activity. He was previously an assistant chief constable at Nottinghamshire Police.

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