Professor Dr Christian Kaunert, the Director of the International Centre for Policing and Security and current Jean Monnet Chair in Policing and Counter-Terrorism in Europe, leads the Terrorism and Security Research at the Centre. Professor Kaunert is an expert on counter-terrorism having researched and published widely.
Professor Dr Colin Rogers leads the Policing Research strand. A former police inspector with South Wales Police with 30 years' service, Professor Rogers' areas of expertise include community safety partnerships, situational crime prevention, the future of policing, police education and also police governance and accountability.
Brian Blakemore, Associate Head of Community Care
Research interests: Evaluation of policing activities, strategies, campaigns, working practices and recruitment; the role of higher education in the development of a professional police service; policing cyber terror and extremism, and environmental economics.
Dr James Gravelle, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Professional Practice
Research interest: Tasking Demand Management Units , community intelligence and the use of volunteers.
Professor Peter Vaughan, QPM, Director of Strategic Projects for Policing and Security. Peter is the former Chief Constable of South Wales Police. He oversees an experienced group of police researchers, academics and practitioners at the Centre as well as leading the University’s partnership development with police forces across Wales and the UK.
Dr Joana de Deus Pereira, Marie Curie Fellow
Research interests: how and to what extent the security industry shapes the European migration policy.
Dr Eyene Okpanachi, Marie Curie Fellow
Research interests: the challenges of return migration in Africa in the age of complex emergencies and multi-level governance systems in Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Ori Wertman is a research assistant and PhD candidate at USW, and an adjunct researcher at the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, Israel.
His research interests include Arab Israeli conflict; international relations; counter terrorism; securitization theory; Israeli politics. Ori writes a regular blog for The Times of Israel. See Ori's Google Scholar profile.
Professor Ian Pepper, Professor in Policing
Ian is a former principal lecturer, senior lecturer, police trainer, Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) and fingerprint officer. With regional, national and international research interests focused on police higher education, volunteers within policing, employability and crime scene investigation, Ian has authored a number of books and journal articles. Ian is a member of the International Association for Identification, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professor Sarah Leonard, Professor in International Security
Prof Leonard has significant research experience in terrorism and counter-terrorism, as well as border management and migration. She has taught international security, migration, border security, asylum and migration, European Union and many other topics and has published widely in this area.
Helen C Martin, Head of Subject, Policing and Criminology
Research interests: immigrants and their perceptions and expectations; student safety and security.
Daniel Welch, Lecturer and PhD candidate
Research interests: victim satisfaction and domestic abuse in Wales.
Hannah Coombs served as an operational police officer for thirteen years, performing several roles including response and neighbourhood policing; training and education of new recruits and the delivery of College of Policing’s pre-join curriculum.
Dr Gareth Cuerden, Senior Lecturer
Research interests: reporting hate crime and removing the barriers to hate crime reporting.
Jay Dave, Lecturer and consultant, is the former Superintendent of South Wales Police and one of South Wales Police’s most senior ethnic minority officers. He has extensive experience of operational planning, counter terrorism and emergency planning.
Mike Edwards, Senior Lecturer
Research interests: Counterterrorism legislation and policy; digital intelligence and investigations; intelligence and security operations; risk and security management
Allison Turner, Lecturer in Policing and Security
Research interests: the impact of the new policing degree upon police culture.
Clive Perry, Part Time Lecturer
Research interests: community safety and staff development.
Huw Smart, Part Time Lecturer
Dr Dean Whitcombe, Simulation Suite/Hydra Operator
Charles Hawkins, Technical Instructor of Simulation and Hydra Minerva
Roger Phillips, Lecturer in Policing and Security
Research interests: roads policing and police pursuits.