School of Education and Sociology


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Dr Phil Clements

  • Qualifications: BA CertEd MEd EdD FHEA
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer in Police Studies
  • Address: St Georges Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5069
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phil joined the University in 2003 after a career in the Metropolitan Police, which included operational duty, training, Royalty Protection and a secondment to the the Police Staff College. During the secondment he worked with others on the delivery of the training recommendation that emerged from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry. He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and was awarded a Doctor of Education from Brunel University. He continues to teach both full time and distance learning students in police related topics including counter-terrorism and policing policy and leadership. He currently supervises a number of PhD and Professional Doctorate Students. He was Head of ICJS from 2012 to 2017.


  • Equality and diversity in policing
  • Specialist policing (police use of firearms and VIP protection)

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