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Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool

Dr Peter Gill is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, UK. He was previously Research Professor in Intelligence Studies at the University of Salford. He is the author of Policing Politics (London: Cass, 1994) and Rounding Up the Usual Suspects? (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) and is co-author of Intelligence in an Insecure World (Cambridge: Polity, 2nd edition 2012). He is co-editor of the PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence: National Approaches, 2 volumes (Westport: Praeger, 2008) and Intelligence Theory: key questions and debates (London: Routledge, 2009). His current research is into the democratisation of intelligence in former authoritarian regimes, for which he was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship in 2010.


  • 2009–present
    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  • 2007–2009
    Research Professor in Intelligence Studies, University of Salford


  • 1970 
    University of Essex, MA United States Government and Politics
  • 1969 
    University of London (External), BSc(Econ)


  • 2012
    Intelligence in an Insecure World, co-author, Polity Press, 2nd edition

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Emeritus Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Leverhulme Trust