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Professor of Professional Practice

I am a former police officer with over 40 years of experience primarily within the area of major crime investigation.

In 1977, I joined Northumbria Police and retired on national secondment as a Detective Chief Inspector in 2007. I then continued in my national role as the National Interview until I took up my post at the University. 

I received an MBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List for Services to Policing. That same year, I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University for my work within the field of investigative interviewing both nationally and internationally.  

Teaching and supervision


I am actively involved in continuing the development of research concerning the interviewing of significant witnesses and suspects within major crime investigation.
  • Investigative interviewing
  • Major crime investigation
  • Learning and development
  • Curriculum design

Last updated 28 February 2024