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Ed Pollock

Ed Pollock BA, FHEA, MSc, PgDip, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


Ed has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 2006 in various academic roles. He currently delivers various modules across all four undergraduate degrees courses of our Criminology Programme as well as on two postgraduate degree courses. His particular research and teaching interests are forensic criminology, hate crime and extremist ideology, policing, sentencing and penology, the treatment and management of high risk (sexual and violent) offenders.


Ed supervises dissertations on a wide range of topic areas on undergraduate and post-graduate level and he also undertake doctoral supervision. He has held two Year Tutor roles (during academic years 2009-10 and 20010-11) in which he was responsible for the pastoral and study needs of the cohort of students across my year group.

In his current role as Course Leader of the BA Criminology and MSc Forensic Criminology degree courses Ed is responsible for overseeing the teaching and learning experience and pastoral and study needs of the cohort of students enrolled on those degree courses. He has been involved in a range of University funded Learning, Teaching and Assessment projects focused around enhancing the student experience enquiry-based learning, autonomous learning and work-related learning and graduate employability.


Department Of Law and Criminology

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Course Leader – MSc Forensic Criminology


Journal articles

Paterson, C., & Pollock, E. (2016). Global shifts in the policing of mental health. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 10 (2), 91-94.

Book chapters

Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., & Pollock, E. (2013). Working with different values: extremism, hate and sex crimes. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 343-358). Bristol: Policy Press, University of Bristol

Paterson, C., & Pollock, E. (2013). Developments in police education in England and Wales: values, culture and ‘common-sense’ policing. In Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 187-206). Policy Press:


Paterson, C., & Pollock, E. (2011). Policing and criminology. London: Sage.

Theses / Dissertations

Severns, R. (2015). One Step Ahead: The Police Transnational Firearms Intelligence Network (The 'Network'). (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Paterson, C., & Pollock, E.

Other activities

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Editor of the Internet Journal of Criminology
Member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Whatton, Nottinghamshire and HMP Leicester. Ed has held this role since July 2003. On the Board at HMP Whatton, he has held the roles of Vice-Chairman (January 2007 to December 2009) and Chairman (January 2010 to December 2012)
Involved with the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing

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