Terrorism & Security Consultant, Liverpool John Moores University

David is as former police officer who after being a principal lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University's Law School where he managed the LLB programmes to August 2017, he left to set up his own terrorism & security consultancy business (see his website drdavidlowe.co.uk). He is still active in his research in the areas of terrorism & security, criminal law and policing. To add to his publications in this area that includes books, book chapters, peer reviewed academic journals and online journals, his book 'Terrorism: Law & Policy' is being published by Routledge at the end of November 2017. David's consultancy business provides expert commentary on law and policy in the area of terrorism & security, criminal law and policing as well as being an expert witness on terrorist activity. In the latter role he is currently assisting the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit, SO15 on the terrorists' use of tradecraft (counter surveillance methods). He is also involved in a number of projects related to the Prevent strategy including a regional project based in the northwest of England.

As a result of his previous employment, research and expertise, his services to provide expert commentary for local, national and international media is consistently requested. He has appeared on the BBC radio and TV, Sky News, Al Jazeera, France 24, DW Germany, Russia Today, CNN, TRT World (Turkey) and Al Arabyia television LBC and Voice of Russia. He has also provided commentary for UK's press including The Guardian and Daily Mirror as well as Slovakia's Pravda Austria's Der Presse and the US's Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times amongst others. These have been on issues on terrorism, security, human rights and European Arrest Warrants. He also regularly review the newspapers for City Talk.

David is a member of the Liverpool Law Society's Criminal Practice Committee and an associate academic fellow of one of the UK Inns of Court, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.


  • –present
    Principal Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University