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Ian Whitfield

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

An experienced former Merseyside police officer who also served in various overseas locations on operational, training and advisory missions. Operational experience is largely in the command of critical incidents, firearms and public order operations. Extensive experience in policing large scale crowd events.
Research interests are the sociology, psychology and policing of collective action and crowds in multiple contexts.


2010, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc
2001, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLB (Hons)
1993, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSC(Hons)


2000, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Certificate in Education

External collaboration:

University of Maribor, Slovenia, Development of joint research projects. Student exchange on fieldwork trips. Jointly authored articles. Erasmus links.. 2015

Conference organisation:

Mental Health and Policing Symposium, Organiser, facilitator and presenter. 2015

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Chartered Management Institute. 2011

Teaching qualification:

Certificate in Education. 2001

Media Coverage:

Thursday 17/09/2015. Live interview for BBC Radio Merseyside Breakfast programme with Tony Snell regarding the launch of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.