Dr Imran Awan

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Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

School of Social Sciences
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Winner of Researcher of the Year 2016-2017

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Dr Imran Awan has held academic posts at the Centre for Police Sciences (University of Glamorgan) and Wolverhampton University.  He has taught on a variety of modules, such as international policing, policing cyber crime, terrorism theory and violent extremism and terrorism. His contributions to education were recognised when he was shortlisted for the "Services to Education" award at the British Muslim Awards 2016.

Imran has commentated on major terrorism related issues affecting the Muslim community for BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central News, Al Jazeera English and Channel 4 News, to name but a few. He has also written a number of articles in this area of terrorism and security for the GuardianAl Jazeera, the Pakistan Express Tribune Newspaper, the Huffington Post, the Independent and the New Statesman.

Imran Awan has been appointed, as an independent member of the Government's Cross Working Group on Anti-Muslim hatred, based in the Department for Communities and Local Government. Imran's role is to act as an advisor to Government on anti-Muslim hatred related issues.

Imran's research examines the impact of Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hate crime and security upon Muslim communities. His recent publications include examining online Islamophobia. Imran's new book is due out this year, which examines Islamophobia on the Internet. The Government's Cross Working Group was set up by the Deputy Prime Minister.

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