Mr Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Police Sciences at the University of Glamorgan. He has taught on a variety of awards and modules such as; International Police Duties and Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Terrorism, Law and Policy and Violent Extremism and Terrorism. He has also delivered a series of lectures at many institutions across the world, including Pakistan, India and Hong Kong. He has written numerous articles in the area of counter-terrorism legislation, human rights and police powers and is the author of “Terror in the Eye of the Beholder: The ‘Spy cam’ Saga in Birmingham: Counter-Terrorism or Counter-productive?” published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. In 2010, he was invited as a key note speaker in the “Combating Cyber terrorism, Online Crime and Law Series”, by the School of Law, at the University of Derby, [Available at: http://www.derby.ac.uk/news/combating-cyber-terrorism-and-online-crime; http://www.derby.ac.uk/news/laying-down-the-law] where he discussed counter-terrorism policy in relation to cyber terrorism.
In March 2010 was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to discuss government policy on how to prevent violent extremism in a Prevent Seminar held in London. He is currently involved in a research project that examines the impact of counter-terrorism legislation upon Muslim families in Cardiff. His areas of expertise include the study of cyber terrorism, policing ethnic communities, the impact of counter-terrorist legislation upon Muslim families and policing Pakistani gangs and culture. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.