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Visiting Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Leeds

Dr Hill is a visiting research fellow at the school of law at the University of Leeds. He is a former senior detective (SIO) with extensive experience in leading major and specialist crime investigations. He is the founder and first head of Behaviour Analysis at the UK Child Exploitation Online Protection centre (CEOP).

Dr Hill's knowledge and expertise concerning the perpetrators of child sexual abuse has been developed over the course of his policing career and the specialist roles he has held together with his academic research.

His research interests include the behaviour of adults (male and female) who sexually abuse children, interviewing the perpetrators of sexual crime and non-familial child abduction/murder. He is an advocate of evidence based policing and his work focuses on how research can inform and enhance investigative practice.


  • 2012–present
    Criminologist, Independent Consultant
  • 2007–2011
    Head of Behaviour Analysis, Child Exploitation Online Protection centre (CEOP)
  • 1985–2007
    Police Officer, Surrey Police


  • 2016 
    Leeds University, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2015 
    Durham University, PhD - Applied Social Science/Criminology
  • 2010 
    Lancashire University, Post Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Criminology