I served as a police officer with Merseyside Police in the UK with varied experience including CID postings and after retiring I was a principal lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University's Law School. After leaving Liverpool John Moores I am now a Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University's Law School, I also run my own company, Dr David Lowe Consultancy where among the services I provides is expert witness and my recent work has included assisting the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism unit, SO15 and the Ireland's Chief State Prosecutor and An Garda Siochana I also provide expert support in areas of law and policy. I am currently working with UK Home Office staff on the UK's Prevent policy and counter-extremism. In addition to this I am working with colleagues on prepare and Protect policy initiatives. Due to my expertise I am consistently requested for expert commentary in the area of terrorism and security, criminal law and policing. This includes the UK media such as the BBC (both television and radio), Sky News, LBC and talkRadio as well as international media including CNN, Australia's ABC, Al Jazeera Russia's RT and Sputnik radio Turkey's TRT, France 24 and DW Germany. I have many publications in my research areas from books, book chapters, peer reviewed journals and online journals
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My main areas of research are terrorism and security, criminal law and policing. This emanates from my wide experience as a police officer.