Dave Walsh is Professor in Criminal Investigation at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He was for over 20 years an investigator in various UK government departments before changing careers to academia. He took his PhD at the University of Leicester, defending his thesis in 2010 concerning the interviewing of fraud suspects in the UK. He has authored or co-authored over 60 articles, book chapters or books and presented his research to both practitioners and academics across the world.
His current research includes examining approaches to the interviewing of vulnerable people both in the UK and Japan and was awarded a research grant funded by both the European Social Research Council and the Japanese Social Science and Humanities Council.