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Honorary Professor Practice, George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace and Security, Queen's University Belfast

Former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, former Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland. Former Adjunct Professor (practice) Monash University. Honorary Professor George Mitchell Global Institute for Peace, Security and Justice, The Queen's University of Belfast, Lay Member, Select Committee on Standards, House of Commons, United Kingdom


  • 2019–present
    Honorary Professor, Queens University Belfast
  • 2019–2021
    Adjunct Professor , Monash University
  • 2012–2019
    Police Ombudsman NI, Office of Police Ombudsman
  • 2008–2012
    Chief Inspector, Criminal Justice Inspection NI
  • 1998–2008
    Partner, PA Consulting Group


  • 1985 
    Queens University, PhD, BSSc


  • 2023
    with Tim Prenzler Reforming Queensland police complaints system, Current issues in criminal justice
  • 2022
    with Jude McCullough Reforming police oversight in Victoria, Current issues in criminal justice

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow Institute of Directors