Michael Davidson

Senior Lecturer

School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.

Ulster Univesrity Sports Village

Room BA-04-008,
Shore Road,
Co. Antrim,
BT37 0QB,
Senior Lecturer

Michael Davidson


Michael Davidson joined the Criminology team at Ulster University as a Lecturer in 2016.

Michael's research and teaching interests are in the areas of law enforcement, terrorism and political violence, counter terrorism, violent extremism and leadership and management.

Michael is highly experienced and has an in-depth knowledge of training design, development and delivery at all levels within law enforcement agencies both locally and internationally.

Michael is currently the Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Applied Practice) degree designed for current and recently retired members within the Criminal Justice Sector.

Michael is Course Director for the Open Source Intelligence Course (OSINT) and the Deep Dark Web course both delivered online through a collaborative partnership in Ulster University.

Michael is also the Subject Partnership Manager (SPM), for five external programs delivered in partnership within the Criminal Justice Sector.

Michael is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; he teaches at undergraduate level and supervises student dissertations at undergraduate level. Michael has studied Terrorism at St Andrews University and holds a BA in Leadership and Management (with commendation) from Dundee University and has specific expertise in the transfer of learning to workplace application.

Michael has over 30 years’ practical experience of law enforcement in various areas specialising in, the creation of accredited CPD training programs and collaborative partnership working.

Political Activity: None