Meet the Policing and Security Team


Policing and security has been taught at the University for more than 15 years. Within this time, we have built up an unrivalled team that combines senior figures from the policing profession, who bring a wealth of operational knowledge, with academics who are at the cutting edge of research into key areas such as religion-based terrorism, international relations, and police governance and accountability.

Alun Davies is a Former Detective Superintendent with Gwent Police and head of vulnerability. He joined the service as a Cadet and spent 32 years with the force, specialising in CID and leading on areas such as child protection, domestic abuse and exploitation. He was the chair to the case review group, who are locally responsible for managing case reviews following adverse incidents relating to child and adult abuse and for a period I was responsible for surveillance, intelligence and digital assets across the force area. Since retiring from the service in 2020 he has worked within USW delivering on the undergraduate and post graduate policing courses. Alun is also the course lead for the Professional Policing Masters course.

Mike Edwards is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Senior Lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Undergraduate Program at USW and the Course Leader for MSc International Security & Risk Management, International Centre for Policing and Security (Counter Terrorism)on Postgraduate Program. Mike's current research focuses on Violent Extremism, Hybrid Warfare and European Policing Responses in the new Millennium and the psychological risk factors associated with susceptibility to extremism, sexual interest in children, and sexual deviancy and the intersect with law enforcement policies and practices.

Carwyn Evans joined USW in 2021 after completing just over thirty years service with South Wales Police which included policing the pandemic and also worked in the contact tracing service as a lead after retiring from the police service. His police service culminated with many years in the rank of Inspector working in a multitude of roles within Roads Policing as well as in local and response policing roles in a Basic Command Unit.

Hilary Miller is a retired police officer having completed 30 years of service with South Wales Police. Throughout her career she has served in various departments including response, community, serious and major crime as a HOLMES operator and concluded her career as a training development officer. Hilary is a part-time lecturer on the Police Sciences Degree Course at the University of South Wales and tutors with University of Essex Online on the Criminology and Criminal Psychology post-graduate course. Hilary has presented her research in conferences in both the UK and in the USA and has published with distinguished authors.  

David Morgan QPM is a retired police officer and served 40 years in the police service both as an officer and staff member with Leicestershire Constabulary and Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police. David currently works part time as Lead End Point Assessor for University South Wales End Point Assessment (EPA) Team assessing police officer Apprentices/Student Officers undertaking the BSc Professional Policing Programme in England and is also a part time lecturer teaching on the BSc Professional Policing programme on campus. In 2008, David was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM)