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Terrorism expert appointed at Leeds Beckett University


Terrorism expert Dr David Lowe will bring almost four decades of experience in crime and policing to Leeds Beckett University after being appointed a visiting fellow.

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Dr Lowe, who will join Leeds Law School in September, will focus on researching and writing on the areas of terrorism and security, policing and security law.

Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School, said: “I am delighted that David has accepted our invitation to join us as a visiting fellow at Leeds Law School.

“This will help us to develop our research agenda in this increasingly important area of law and practice and we look forward to the activities that his association with us will bring.”

An experienced researcher and expert in terrorism and security, Dr Lowe works with the Home Office’s Prevent team on the development of strategy and is an ambassador for citizenAID - a charity that aims to empower members of the public to save lives after a serious event.

After starting his career at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Dr Lowe worked as a police officer at Merseyside Police for 27 years before studying and teaching at Liverpool John Moores University.

He has also worked with the Home Office’s Counter Extremism unit and the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism unit.

Last year, he launched his own consultancy company, providing support and advice on terrorism-related subjects to a variety of clients including The Great Northern Impact Hub and Liverpool World Centre Innovation Labs.

Regularly featured in national and international media, Dr Lowe recently published his fourth book, Terrorism and Security: Law and Policy - a comparative study of law and policy, primarily between the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and the European Union.

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