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Miss Claire Davis


Claire has recently joined LJMU as a Lecturer in Policing Studies after submitting her PhD at Nottingham Trent University. Her PhD thesis explores police officers’ understandings of leadership in the police. Claire is also an Associate Inspector for Leadership with HMICFS and part of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Criminology.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Claire held research positions at The Police Foundation and the criminal justice consultancy, Morgan Harris Burrows. Her research interests include police leadership, recruitment, selection and promotion in the police and police occupational culture.


University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, MSc Clinical Criminology
Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Sociology

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Policing Studies, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policig Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present


Journal Articles

Davis CL, Bailey D. Police Leadership: The Challenges for Developing Contemporary Practice International Journal of Emergency Services, >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society of Evidenced Based Policing

Chair of the Postgraduate Committee, British Society of Criminology