Dr Michael Harris

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  • Qualifications:DCrimJ MSc BA(hons) CertHE MBACP MNCPS(accrd.) FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Criminology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 87462
  • Email:Michaelf.Harris@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Expertise leading in a Criminal Justice setting for over 20 years. Doctor of Criminal Justice, with research focused on real world solutions to safeguarding issues and culture in CJ. Passionate about the power of Counselling for healing. Trained Therapist MBACP; MNCPS(accred.). Karate 5th dan, World and National medalist, referee, coach and examiner. Enjoy Crossfit, and Motorbikes. Widely travelled and love Japan. Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Area of expertise

Policing, Managing Criminal Investigations of Serious/Complex Crime, Safeguarding (especially Missing People), Risk Management, Leadership, Criminal Justice, Learning & Development, Police Policy, Strategic Policing issues, Police Culture, Psychology, Counselling


Harris, M.F. & Greig-Midlane, J., (2023). A Climate of Change. In: Eason, A., ed. (2023) The Police Officer's Guide to Academic Research. Palgrave MacMillan.

Harris, M.F., (2022) Karate Keeps The Score: Moving Through Trauma. Shotokan Karate Magazine (Intl.), Vol. 154: pp 26-29. England.

Harris, M. F. (2019Pedagogy in Teaching & Examining Karate Students. Shotokan Karate Magazine (Intl.), 142: 22-26. doi: http://bit.ly/2F4vAqD.

Harris, M. F., and Shalev Greene, K. (2016) Police Attitudes in England to Return Interviews, in Repeat Missing Person Cases. J. Investig. Psych. Offender Profil., 13: 253266. doi: 10.1002/jip.1455.


Postgraduate Conference on Social Sciences, Portsmouth, 2013

2nd International Conference on Missing Children & Adults, Brussels, 2016

3rd International Conference on Missing Children & Adults, Dundee, 2017

British Society of Criminology Annual Conference: "Transforming Criminology", Birmingham, 2018

ORCHIDid orcid.org/0000-0003-3124-4158


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