Imran Awan is Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. He has published widely in the area of Islamophobia and extremism. Imran is co-author of Islamophobia: Lived Experiences of Online and Offline Victimisation published by Policy Press.
Imran is passionate about criminological research and uses his extensive research knowledge to inform practitioners and policy-makers on effective measures in tackling some of the most important issues our society faces. His interdisciplinary research has led to multiple publications in several other areas of the social sciences. His impact goes beyond academia as he works with communities and politicians to raise awareness of Islamophobic hate crimes. Imran has a wealth of teaching experience, and is presently teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.