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Starting 17 January 2022
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Adrian James
Reader in Police Studies at Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies


Adrian is a Senior Lecturer within the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies and the programme leader for On-Line Distance Learning at both undergraduate level and postgraduate, which are delivered in partnership with Informa in London, his individual areas of delivery are terrorism/counter-terrorism and policing and society.

Prior to LJMU, Adrian was a Senior Lecturer in Policing with Teesside University and during that time he delivered programmes to West Mercia Police; the Royal Military/RAF Police and the Rwandan National Police; in addition to campus-based undergraduate teaching, which included delivery for the Criminology subject group.

He is an author in the area of policing/criminal justice/terrorism and a regular contributor to live media such as BBC local radio; BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Kent, BBC BBC Tees, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Coventry and Warwick, BBC Wiltshire, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Three Counties Radio; National Radio:- BBC '5 Live', BBC World Service, LBC and Sputnick Radio stations and television channels:- BBC News Channel, BBC 1, BBC North West Tonight, BBC South East Today, BBC Northern Ireland, Sky News; CNBC, TRT World, France 24, Deutche Welle, Russia Today International and RT (UK), Indus Media (Pakistan) and GB News in respect of policing, terrorism and kindred matters. Adrian has published extensively on investigative policy and practice. His publications include a research monograph on the UK’s National Intelligence Model, which is commonly viewed as the template for intelligence-led policing models that have emerged around the world. Other publications include the books Examining Intelligence-Led Policing (2013) and Understanding Police Intelligence Work (2016).

Prior to working in the higher education sector, Adrian was a police officer with Merseyside Police retiring in the rank of Inspector.

In September, 2017 Adrian was awarded a Chief Officer Commendation by Merseyside Police having assisted in the LJMU delivery of the Police Knowledge Fund in partnership with Merseyside Police as follows:-

'For professionalism and commitment to supporting the development of police officers and staff through evidenced based research thus creating a more efficient and effective service for the communities of Merseyside'