Having been previously employed by the Ministry of Defence, Criminal Justice and the Metropolitan Police Service, Andre has accumulated fifteen years of experience working as a practitioner within the criminality sector on an international scale. His academic background resides predominately within the realms of Operations, Leadership and Project Management.
Andre's learning and teaching interests are within Criminology and Sociology. His responsibilities as an experienced practitioner and academic here at Middlesex University are to make effective contributions to the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) and ensure its successful delivery to participating students and partners. He is currently the Programme Lead for the BA (Hons) Criminology (Policing) and BSc Professional Policing degrees. He is also currently in the process of constructing a MSc in Professional Policing and has been appointed Director of Policing Research at Middlesex.
Andre is passionate about his perpetuating research within the Policing field, in particular, how diversity and inclusion issues can be improved within UK policing establishments. He seeks to understand how organisational culture, social networks, and police culture influences the diversity of London’s executive police officers. He has recently developed a typology entitled the “British Bobby Physiognomies” to be employed as an effective tool to aid in the holistic appreciation of why diversity within the police evolves at such an unsatisfactory pace. Andre is impassioned by the prospect of the PEQF and its potential to influence the shape of British Policing.
Andre is actively involved in conducting high quality research on diveristy and inclusion within UK Policing. He is currently using the findings of his research to engage in constructive dialougue with the College of Policing to positively influence Police Culture in relation to this issue.