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Dr Jordan Nunan

Visiting Lecturer

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Dr Jordan Nunan is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Buckingham, where he is the module leader for The Psychology of Intelligence Elicitation. Dr Nunan is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at the University of Northampton where he is the module leader for Major Investigations and Covert Investigations.

Dr Nunan completed his PhD at the University of Portsmouth, funded by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). His thesis developed an evidence-base for the elicitation of intelligence from Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS). He has published numerous peer reviewed academic articles on topics including the elicitation of intelligence, CHIS, rapport building, effective questioning, and interviewing methods. He has presented his work at international conferences and continues to work with numerous law enforcement agencies on research projects and policy development.

Dr Nunan is the National Coordinator for the National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) Intelligence Practice Research Consortium (IPRC), a body which seeks to encourage staff and students to undertake academic research in the area of intelligence policy and practice (Twitter: @npcciprc). In this role, he has organised conferences of up to 200 hundred law enforcement practitioners, ensuring that continuous professional development is underpinned by both academic and practitioner knowledge. Additionally, Dr Nunan is an academic advisor on the National Crime Agency’s HUMINT Academic Hub.

Alongside his academic profile, Dr Nunan has served as a police officer for Hampshire Constabulary, the Metropolitan Police Service and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. In his time as a police officer, Dr Nunan was apart of London’s West End Proactive Team and a Detective in Domestic Abuse cases and Serious Crime.

Research Interests

Dr Nunan’s research interests include the psychology of intelligence elicitation, focusing on rapport, questioning, and interviewing methods. Additional projects include the motivation and recruitment of CHIS, investigative interviewing and the disclosure of evidence.

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