Staff Profiles: Richard Hester

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Staff Profile: Richard Hester
Lecturer in Policing

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Richard Hester

Lecturer in Policing

Social Sciences

I am a Lecturer in Policing in the social sciences subject area. I teach on our BSc Policing course, and am a former police officer.

Biography

I was a police officer with Thames Valley Police for 12 years before moving into Higher Education. I have worked in various front-line roles in policing, and have worked numerous high profile events such as the 2012 Olympics. My main role was as a football officer, working all over the country, and I have a strong interest in football hooliganism and how it is policed.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
PGCert Learing & Teaching in Higher Education Bucks New University 2017

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

British Society of Criminology

Teaching and research

Teaching

I teach across all modules on the BSc Policing course

Level

Undergraduate

Research

Football Policing; Public Order Policing; Neighbourhood Policing; Rural Crime

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Most topics on policing, but am particularly interested in discussions concerning football hooliganism & football policing.

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