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Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UWE, Bristol (2003).
MA Criminal Justice, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex (1993).
BA Hons, History and Economic and Social History (II i). Bristol University, Bristol (1986).


Tim Read joined the University of South Wales in December 2007. Previously he was a Senior Research Consultant for Evidence Led Solutions, a research consultancy working in the community safety field.

Between 2001 and the end of 2005 he was a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Community Safety and Crime Prevention master’s degree course at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Prior to taking up the post at UWE he worked for the Research and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office for over 8 years, starting as a Research Officer, ending as a Principal Research Officer.


Tim has extensive research and evaluation experience with the police and other criminal justice agencies and has published widely.

At the Home Office he designed and managed the programme of evaluation for the targeted policing element of the Government’s Crime Reduction Strategy. This involved overseeing the evaluation of over 40 research projects with a total value of 3 million pounds.

Tim has jointly published 8 reports for the Home Office Police Research Group/Policing and Reducing Crime Unit.


Tim is award leader for the MSc awards in Community and Partnerships, and International Policing.
On the Police Sciences BSc he is module leader for the Crime Science and Police Research, Communications and Technology modules.


Tim’s recent publications include:
Chapter on ‘National security strategies and cyber terror’ in ‘Cyber Terrorism’ (Eds Blakemore B and Iwan A) (forthcoming June 2012), Ashgate.
‘Policing Young People’. Editor (with Colin Rogers) (July 2011), Learning Matters.
‘Police work; principles and practice’. Editor (with Colin Rogers, Rhobert Lewis, Tim John) (May 2011). Routledge Publishing


British Society of Criminology
Welsh Centre for Criminology and Social Justice


Currently external examiner at University of Wolverhampton for policing.
Senior Advisor to research staff, Government Office South West (2004 to 2010).


(Since 2006)
Research for the Home Office as part of a review of the effectiveness of Neighbourhood Justice Co-ordinators (Nov 2010 to February 2011).
Production of a cross-border problem burglary profile for NE London, on behalf of the Home Office and Government Office London, 2009.
In 2006 Tim was project manager for the national evaluation of the implementation of the government’s Single Non-Emergency Number (SNEN) project, overseeing a team of researchers from three community safety consultancies.
Whilst at ELS (2006/2007) he undertook an evaluation of the introduction of arson reduction teams in Wales, an evaluation of Derby City Council’s CCTV system, worked on a number of studies into aspects of Neighbourhood Policing commissioned by the Home Office/ACPO, and undertook an audit for Government Office South West into efforts to tackle violent crime in the South West.


Research interests include problem oriented policing, community policing, victimisation.

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