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Dominique Walker

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Dominique Walker is a Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University within the School for Justice, teaching Policing Studies and Policing Communities. For 11 years, Dominique was a Trainee Detective Constable within Merseyside Police Protecting Vulnerable People Sigma Hate Crime Investigations unit and mother of two children. Dominique has also worked to challenge hate crime and promote equity and fairness in her community and with her family created The Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF), a charity set up after the untimely death of her brother Anthony in July 2005- Dominique is the Vice-Chair of AWF.
AWF works to promote racial harmony through education, music and sport In 2014, Dominique was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University for her commitment to celebrating diversity, community development and cohesion. Dominique is currently studying for her PhD in Sociology and Criminology at Liverpool University and One of the Founders of the Goddess Projects (TGP), a social enterprise designed to help black women and women of colour to achieve in all aspects of their lives.


2016, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Criminal Justice
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Foundation Degree in Policing
2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Media & Cultural Studies

Academic appointments

Lecturer, School of Justice, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present

Postgraduate training

Post graduate certificate in Academic Practice, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - 2023

Journal article

Boulton L, Simanovic T, McManus M, Walker D. 2024. Policing the pandemic: Exploring public perceptions of the enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Walker D, Silverstone D. Police force diversity is improving in the UK – but there’s a long way to go Publisher Url

Research Grants Awarded:

The British Academy: Special Research Grants COVID-19, Policing a Pandemic: An exploration of police use of powers during COVID-19, dis-proportionality and the impact on public perceptions of police legitimacy., Dominique Walker; Michelle McManus, Grant value (£): 9,743.40, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2020