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Mr Peter Williams

Mr Peter Williams

Telephone: 0151 231 3777


I possess both a first and post-graduate degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a Post-graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have been in my present role with LJMU since August, 2015 and lead on modules in Terrorism/Counter Terrorism at both under and post-graduate level. I am also the programme leader for Distance Learning, as offered by the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies at LJMU.

Prior to LJMU, I was a Senior Lecturer in Policing with Teesside University and during that time I delivered programmes to West Mercia Police; the Royal Military/RAF Police and the Rwandan National Police; in addition to campus-based undergraduate teaching.

I am an author in the area of policing/criminal justice/terrorism and a regular contributor to live media such as BBC local radio; BBC 5Live, LBC and Sputnick Radio stations and television channels; Sky News; CNBC; TRT World; France 24; Deutche Welle and Russia Today, in respect of policing, terrorism and kindred matters.

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

In September, 2017 I 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'



Blake C, Sheldon B, Strzelecki R, Williams P. 2012. Policing Terrorism SAGE 9780857255204

Pepper I. 2011. Working in Policing Learning Matters 9780857254894

Blake C, Sheldon B, Williams P. 2010. Policing and Criminal Justice SAGE 9781844456543

Journal Articles

Williams PW. Pepper, I., Williams, P., Green, T. & Ruddell, R. (2016). Developing employability skills for policing within higher education; an international comparison. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. Preprint. Available at: DOI 10.1177/0032258X16677768 Police Journal,

Engagement & Impact

Media Coverage:

Links #1:, Media coverage: Article - Published by The 'i' Newspaper re: police/counter-terrorism budgets, 5th June, 2017

Links #1:, Media coverage: Article re: Freemasons and their influence on the police, published by The Conversation, 8th January, 2018