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Allison Turner known as Allison Turner

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Allison joined South Wales Police in 2001 . During this time she had experience in uniform and specialist units. She also took on the role of acting sergeant whilst on the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). In 2015 Allison decided to enrol on a teaching course and passed at Distinction level. She has also been involved in assessing new recruits within Dyfed Powys Police. A role which she thoroughly enjoyed. After obtaining her teaching qualification, Allison decided to leave the police and pursue a career in lecturing. This allows her to pass on her experience and knowledge of policing to the new recruits of the future.
Allison is enjoying her time working at the University of South Wales and is particularly proud of the level of support offered to students by the lecturers. Allison describes the university as a fantastic place to learn; make friends and create memories.


Allison is responsible for the Digital Literacy and Numeracy Module and is currently lecturing students in Careers within the Police; Police Crime and Investigation and Performance and Development. As part of these modules, Allison always attempts to incorporate new ideas into her modules, which makes the learning process enjoyable and interesting. Allison is also assisting the third year students with their dissertations. A role which she thoroughly enjoys.


Hidden by Normality – An exploration of male survivors of domestic abuse by female offenders.


Allison has just completed her own research into the Impact of the new Policing Degree Upon Cop Culture.

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Allison was a member of South Wales Police from 2001 until 2016 and has been part of the assessment process for new police probationers, within Dyfed Powys Police. She has just had her article ‘Hidden by Normality’ published within the Professional Police Journal.

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