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

  • Policing
  • Violence in Sport

Research interests

  • Violence in Sport 

Membership of professional bodies

  • Chartered Institute of Managers


  • LLB (Hons) (First Class degree)
  • MSc Criminal Investigations (Distinction)

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.