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Qualifications

MSc (with distinction) Forensic Psychology and Criminology (Open)
BA (Hons)(first class) Social Sciences (Open)
Certificate in Terrorism Studies (St. Andrews University)
Diploma in Criminology (University of Wales, Cardiff)
Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate (City & Guilds)
NVQ D32 and D33 workplace assessor awards

About

Geoff Coliandris is a retired police inspector who on retirement after a long career (with a certificate of exemplary service) joined the University’s Police Science academic team.He gained an Honours degree in the social sciences and other academic and teaching qualifications as a serving police officer. His Master’s degree followed a multi-disciplinary route, encompassing forensic psychology, offending, crime, policing, witnesses, experts and courts as well as community safety, youth justice and ethnography. He has also successfully completed higher studies at St Andrews University Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

He joined the University’s police science team in 2006.

Experience

As a police officer, Geoff Coliandris served at divisional, force and national levels, gaining a certificate of exemplary service on retirement. Operationally, Geoff gained wide experience in uniform operations, for example as a community beat officer, a team leader on a force response group and as a ‘bronze’ inspector, taking command of everyday policing activities, critical incidents as well as major events such as sporting and public order-related. He also gained extensive departmental experience, notably in the fields of police training, minority support work, recruitment and promotions assessment and community safety. In terms of police training, Geoff worked at divisional, force and national levels in the capacity of training deliverer, designer, evaluator and manager. He was selected for three training secondments outside of his force, working as both trainer and later manager at a large national police recruit (Foundation) training facility serving police forces across Wales and England. In his capacity as national training manager, Geoff gained extensive experience of training, personnel, force liaison, professional standards and curriculum development-related matters.

Over his police career, Geoff managed various projects – including local divisional crime reduction initiatives as a community safety manager and force-level projects focused on diversity training and improving community and race relations. As a training manager, he managed a national-level project related to police recruit training. To support him in his various policing roles, Geoff successfully completed a range of mandatory training as well a significant number of certificated and additional courses related to (for example): police training; trainer development; evaluation; interviewing; crime reduction management; community and race relations; project management; and strategic thinking. Such training was delivered by different providers including the Police Staff College, National Police Training (later Centrex), the Home Office Crime Reduction College and the Home Office Specialist Support Unit.

Since joining the USW police science team, Geoff has been directly involved in a range of awards and projects linked to: the BSc degree; the MSc in Community and Partnerships; Foundation Studies; Foundation Degree. In the Spring of 2016 Geoff was invited to join the writing and delivery team responsible for a pilot leadership and management course for social care staff. This course involved a multi-disciplinary academic team and represented a joint venture between USW and the Care Council for Wales. As a member of the academic team, Geoff has been extensively published (see below).

Responsibilities

Module leader – MSc Community & Partnerships modules – ‘Problem-Oriented Partnerships’ and ‘Community Issues’ (2015-16)
Module leader – ‘Strategic Management in the Police Service’ (BSc Police Science Year 3)
Module Leader – Foundation Year Police Studies module ‘Practical Skills for Police Officers’
Module Leader – ‘Protecting Vulnerable People’ (BSc Police Science Year 1)(current)
Tutor on ‘Police Duties and Law’ module (BSc Police Science Year 1)
Assessor and designer – BSc Police Science degree interactive exercises
Module tutor Step Up To Management programme module ‘Understand Theories, Models and Frameworks for Leadership and Management of Social Care’ (2016)

Publications

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Soft cells’, Police Professional Issue 540, 26 Jan., 17-19.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Working for well-being’, Police Professional Issue 528, 20 Oct., 16-18.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Directing decisions’. Police Professional, Issue 488, Jan. 14, 14-16.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘County Lines and Wicked Problems: Exploring the need for improved policing approaches to vulnerability and early intervention’. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, Vol. 7, No. 2: 25-36.

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Seeing Vulnerability’.Police Professional, 3 Sept. Issue 471: 18-20.

Coliandris, M. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Is Anyone Remotely Interested? The Rise of the Police Drone’. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, Vol.7, No. 2: 15-25.

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘The expert citizen? The key to future police legitimacy’. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(2): 95-105.

Rogers, C., Coliandris, G. and Coliandris, M. (2015) ‘Police in the dronescape’. Police Professional Issue 447, 18 March, 19-21.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Asset Rediscovery’, Police Professional Issue 425, 2 Oct, 23-5.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Improving Organisational Performance – Red Team Policing and Partnerships’, Safer Communities Journal, 13(2): 63-72.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Policing uncovered’, Police Professional Issue 392, Feb. 13, 16-18.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Safeguarding democracy’, Police Professional, Issue 384,Dec. 5th, 16-18.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Titanic or Mayflower’, Police Professional, Issue 379, 31 Oct., 16-17.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Policing Domestic Abuse Effectively: A Blueprint for Success?’, Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, 5(2): 3-7.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Domestic abuse policing: a complex arrangement’. Police Professional, 360: 24-26.

Coliandris, G. (2012). ‘Hate in a cyber age’, in B. Blakemore and I. Awan (eds) Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing: 75-94.

Coliandris, G., Rogers, C., and Gravelle, J. (2011). ‘Smoke and mirrors, or a real attempt at reform?’ Policing 5 (3): 199-209

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2008). ‘The government’s terrorism strategy: implications for partnerships’. Safer Communities 7(3): 17-21.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2008). ‘Linking Police Culture, Leadership and Partnership Working’. Police Journal 81(2): 111-125

Book Reviews

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice’, The Police Journal, 90(2) (forthcoming)

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach’ (2nd edn) The Police Journal 90(1) (forthcoming)

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Plural Policing: Theory and Practice’, The Police Journal 90(1): 86-88.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ’ Transnational Crime & Criminal Justice’, The Police Journal, 89(4): 346-7.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ’ Governing the Police: Experience in Six Democracies’. The Police Journal, June 2016 89(3): 263-265.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies’, The Police Journal, March 2016 89(1): 88-90.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives’, The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles,December 2015 88(4): 334-336,

Coliandris, G. (2015) ’ Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses. Second Edition’,The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles,December 2015 88(4): 336-338.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Multi-Agency Safeguarding in a Public Protection World: A Handbook for Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults’,Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(3): 204-8.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ’ Domestic Abuse, Homicide and Gender’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(2): 174-177
Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Researching The Police In The 21st Century: International Lessons From The Field’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(1): 78-81.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Introduction to Policing’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, Vol. 87(4):277-280.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ’ Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87 (3): 211-214.

Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Zander on PACE, 6th edn. by M. Zander’ Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87(2):139-141.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application, by C.Cowther-Dowey and P. Fussey’ Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, Vol. 87 (1): 61-64.

He is the author of a postgraduate module on ‘violent extremism and terrorism’ presently offered by the university as part of its MSc Community and Partnerships award.

Memberships

NARPO

External

Jan. 2014 – appointed Book Reviews Editor, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles

Research

Areas of interest include: safeguarding; hate crime; violent extremism; terrorism; community safety; police culture, domestic abuse, police management, police reform, organisational learning and leadership.

Areas of Expertise

Community safety, policing, problem-solving partnerships, safeguarding work, management, leadership and organisational reform

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