Personal profile

Academic Biography

Nick Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University and Director of the Teesside Policing Clinic, a partnership collaboration between Teesside University and Cleveland Police. He holds a B.A.(Hons) in Sociology and English from Worcester University (1995), A MSc in Criminal Justice from Teesside University (2003), and a MSc in Police Leadership and Management from Warwick University Business School (2017)

Prior to joining Teeesside University in May 2022, Nick was a Police officer with Cleveland Police, serving in that role since 1997. He held various roles including Response Operations, Control Room, Drugs Unit, Neighbourhood Policing, Hub Intelligence, Training and Business Transformation, alongside other specialist attachments. He was an accomplished Tactical Firearms Commander, and at the time of his leaving Cleveland Police, was an accredited Post Incident Manager; Public Order Commander; Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator and Trauma Risk Management Practitioner. 

In 2003, Nick was awarded the Bramshill Fellowship from the National Police Staff College, researching alcohol related crime and disorder in the North-East of England, subsequently advising the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit; The Police Standards Unit; The Home Office and the Department of Health. In 2004/5, he was temporarily seconded to the Home Office, working on the Tackling Violent Crime Programme and the pan-London response to perpetrators of domestic abuse. 

In 2012, he was successful in gaining a place on the High Potential Development Scheme for Police Officers, and in 2018, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

Since May 2023, Nick has been a External Examiner for Policing Programmes at Sunderland University 

Nick is currently working towards completing his PhD at Teesside University. 


Summary of Research Interests

Nick is particularly interested in organisational behaviour; alcohol related crime and disorder, and organisational policing culture in post-covid contexts. He is more than happy to support Undergraduate and Postgraduate students alike, and to advise on general policing doctrine.

He has published research via the College of Policing [available from the College of Policing Library] and authored a number of research outputs and Rapid Evidence Assessments. 


Education/Academic qualification

Master, Police Leadership & Management (Warwick University Business School)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Master, Criminal Justice (Justice in Society) Teesside University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

Bachelor, Sociology and English (Combined Studies) Worcester University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1995