Staff profile

Barrie Archer

Lecturer in Policing




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences



I have recently joined the policing team as a lecturer after completing both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies here at the University of Derby.

I have had two successful careers, firstly, with the British Army where I worked in Intelligence and, secondly, with Warwickshire Police as a Sergeant, where I worked in a number of roles, including proactive policing, Custody Sergeant and, lastly, as a Reactive Shift Sergeant. Unfortunately, my time with the police was cut short due to an injury sustained on duty.

Teaching responsibilities

Delivering the Police Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

In my spare time, my family and I are involved in ice hockey. I manage an ice hockey team, the Hull Jets, who won their conference for the first time ever last season (19/20).  I am also an Executive Director of the English Ice Hockey Association with responsibilities for Safeguarding, Discipline and Officials.

Colleagues pass a folder of documents across a desk

Law student Barrie Archer is giving out free legal advice to the people of Derby as part of our Student Legal Advice Centre. Here, he explains why.