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Dr Tim Parsons

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Tim Parsons is a Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Policing Studies. He has previously worked as a lecturer in policing at the London Metropolitan University and the University of Plymouth.

From Washington DC through Ouagadougou, Tbilisi and Ulan Bator, Tim has worked in twenty-five countries across the globe as a teacher, mentor, coach and researcher seeking to provide answers to the challenges of modern policing. He has led multi-national project teams for the OSCE, the IOM and the UN-OHCHR.


King's College London, United Kingdom, Education Doctorate (EdD)
University of Hull, United Kingdom, Masters in Education (MEd)

Academic appointments

Associate Lecturer, Social Sciences, University of Plymouth, 2017 - 2018
External Examiner, Social Sciences, University of Coventry, 2014 - 2019
Senior Lecturer in Policing & Criminology, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, London Metropolitan University, 2010 - 2018

Books (authored)

Parsons TF. 2024. Police responses to islamist violent extremism and terrorism: A critical analysis :1-160

Nolan JJ, Crispino F, Parsons T. 2021. Policing in an Age of Reform An Agenda for Research and Practice Palgrave Macmillan 9783030567644