Visiting Fellow - Dr Martin Wright

Dr Martin Wright is a Visiting Fellow in the International Centre for Policing and Security at University of South Wales

Dr Martin Wright is a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Policing and Security, University of South Wales. He was a police officer for 30 years and is the creator of the Retail Radio Link community safety programme. In 1999, he was the only police officer ever to be granted a Doctoral Scholarship by the Association of British Insurers to undertake research into radio links and public reassurance at the University of Leicester. He was a member of the UK’s National e-Crime Strategy Group and in November 2007 Martin was presented with a Certificate of Merit from the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace at an event held in Bangkok. 

After leaving the police he joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2008. At the university he was the Director of the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection and Head of Department of Uniformed Services with responsibility for the BSc Policing degree, BSc Fire & Rescue degree and BSc Armed Forces degree. 

He currently holds a number of other positions: Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Canterbury Centre for Policing Research within Canterbury Christ Church University, Series Editor of the Routledge Advances in Police Practice and Knowledge and Managing Editor and Book Review Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing and is a volunteer with Dyfed Powys Police