Iain joined the University of Cumbria in 2011 following 32 years of police service. During the course of his Police career, he served in a variety of investigative roles  receiving a number of commendations for his work. This experience led to him delivering training to  law enforcement professionals in covert techniques and investigative training in the UK and overseas. This was recognised with a number of awards.

Iain is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, his approach to learning and teaching led to a Vice Chancellors Excellence Award for practice. 

Iain was voted innovative lecturer of the year 2019 by his students

Iain is researching the effectiveness of police witness appeals in an investigative context. Proposed projects include researching the symbolism of police stations and policve,public engagements

Iain reviews investigative texts for a range publishers. He is a regular contributor to national and local radio and television programmes.

Qualifications and memberships

Currently - MSc Legal & Criminological Psychology



Academic and research interests

Interviewing, Privacy, intrusive methods, digital developments in intelligence gathering