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Dr Andrew Fisher

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Dr. Andrew Fisher had an extensive 30-year career in the Merseyside Police, culminating in his role as a Superintendent. In this capacity, he held critical strategic responsibilities, overseeing areas such as neighbourhood policing, diversity, equality, and citizen engagement.

Following his retirement, Andrew took his expertise abroad, collaborating with police forces in the United Arab Emirates and Somalia to foster an appreciation for the positive impacts of neighbourhood policing, Problem Oriented Policing and citizen engagement techniques.

In terms of academic achievements, Andrew earned a first-class honours degree in Police Leadership and Management in 2008, followed by a doctorate in Policing, Security, and Community Safety in 2013. He has also contributed significantly to higher education by serving as a lecturer and seminar tutor at various UK universities.

Currently, Andrew is a sessional lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, where he has been actively involved for several years. He imparts his knowledge across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate policing-related programs. His primary areas of interest revolve around the development of policing in the UK, Police Leadership, Problem Oriented Policing and the evolution of Neighbourhood Policing.


2013, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, Professional Doctorate Policing Security and Community Safety
2008, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, BSc Hons (1st) Police Leadership and Management


2016, Northern College, United Kingdom, Level 4 Teaching and Training
2007, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Diploma in Police Management

Academic appointments

Sessional Lecturer, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Seminar Tutor, Criminal Justice, University of Leeds, 2014 - 2015
Sessional Lecturer, Business Studies, Liverpool Hope University, 2013 - 2019
Seminar Tutor, Criminology, Lancaster University, 2012 - 2023


Fisher A, Phillips J. 2015. Quo Vadis: A new direction for police leadership through community engagement Wankhade P, Weir D. Police Services Leadership and Management Perspectives Springer 9783319165677

Journal article

Fisher A, Ritchie S. 2015. A Functional Shift: Building a New Model of Engagement Policing, 9 :101-114 DOI Publisher Url

Fisher A, Kirby S. 2014. Implementing the citizen focus agenda: a case study in police leadership International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 10 :142-156 DOI Publisher Url

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow Institute of Leadership, Institute of Leadership. 2010