Moya Ward

School of Justice Studies

Prior to joining Liverpool John Moores University, I worked in law enforcement for over ten years, having experience across many different departments. I am experienced in both the administration and delivery of training having being a Force Trainer for a local police force for many years. During this time, I taught a variety of subjects from initial learning to leadership and delivered to officers and staff of all levels. I was also a member of the Special Constabulary with operational experience at a supervisory level. In my previous role, I was seconded to work on the All Wales Policing Education Qualifications Framework as the North Wales Police Practitioner lead on both the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). This role involved writing materials for use across Wales, planning the implementation of the PCDA and DHEP, preparing for validation events and presenting information to senior officers. I was also been part of a small team which developed a regional Neighbourhood Policing development course in conjunction with the College of Policing. I have recently completed a MSc in Terrorism, Security and Policing.


2022, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Terrorism, Policing and Security
2011, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE PCET)
2005, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, LLB (Hons) Law

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Policing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Lecturer in Policing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - 2022

Journal article

Cox C, Yates J, O'Brien F, Pajon Moreno L, Farrell A, Ward M, McCabe P, James A, McNamara-Catalano I. 2024. Wearable Technology: A Wellbeing Option for Serving Police Officers and Staff? A Comparison of Results of a Pilot Study with Firearms Officers and a Group of Mixed Officers and Staff International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21 :1-17 DOI Publisher Url Public Url