Lecturer in Criminology
Michael Davidson joined the criminology team as a Lecturer in 2016.
His research and teaching interests are in the areas of law enforcement, terrorism and political violence, counter terrorism, preventing 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.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and also teaches at undergraduate level as well as supervising dissertations.
Michael has studied Terrorism at St Andrews University and has completed Advanced Diplomas in Intelligence Policing and Intelligence Management at Ulster University. He holds a BA in Leadership and Management (with commendation) from Dundee University and has specific expertise in the transfer of learning to workplace application.
He has over 30 years’ practical experience of law enforcement in various areas specialising in covert and intelligence duties. These attributes are further enhanced through practical experience in defensive surveillance techniques, counter terrorism training (project manager in the Leadership in Counter Terrorism program (LinCT) 2013-2016), human intelligence supervision, intelligence management and the creation of accredited CPD training programs.
Michael has ten years training experience in Law enforcement, five years as the head of a specialist skills training department and has delivered training to various agencies internationally.
Michael also recently spent a month reviewing and redesigning elements of intelligence training for police forces in Australia