After spending several years as a police practitioner for the Metropolitan Police Service, Stewart transitioned into a role in academia to continue working alongside police officers and to support their development. Since joining Middlesex, Stewart has sat at the helm of the DHEP and Detective DHEP (Graduate Diplomas) within the PEQF programme, as their programme leader. Now a senior lecturer, Stewart has attained SFHEA status with Advance HE and has now embarked on a doctoral pathway.
Stewart fully appreciates the relative struggles of combining full-time work with part-time study, having attained his first degree, as a mature student, whilst training and working for the Police. Since then, Stewart has continued learning, in a part-time capacity, attaining two Masters qualifications in English and in Education, the latter with distinction.
Stewart promotes student-centric approaches to teaching and has their best interests at the heart of anything he does. Stewart is a progressive practitioner, capable and competent as an educator and is a passionate advocate of teaching innovations. Teaching and learning specialisms include eliciting tangible leads and supporting knowledge into action transfer, especially via innovative practice, in supporting law enforcement practitioners. Stewart works as part of a consortium of four HEI’s delivering working alongside police forces partners. His strong rapport with these partners, influence and shape those bonds which ensure a shared vision and engaged officers who value HE learning.
Stewart is very much open to collaborations, partnership projects, interviews and consultancy work. Stewart’s doctoral work involves an evaluation of the effectiveness of simulated and immersive learning methods, in Police officer development.
College of Policing
Evaluation of the Stalking Screening Tool
Has publications in the National Policing Library , peer reviewed articles published through CATS (Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies) in relation to stalking and contributed as an editor to the Blackstone’s Student Handbook (2024). He is leading in efforts to innovate traditional and CPD programmes, enriching police officer development. Has also been sought for interview by the Telegraph, in relation to in the impact of public order legislation.
Frost, Stewart. Exploring How Consortium Policy-Makers 'teach' Tacit Knowledge to Police Officers, in Light of Practitioner Concerns: A Mixed Methods Approach, Within a Higher Education Apprenticeship Setting.M.a. Thesis, Open University.. Milton Keynes: Open University, (2022)
Buchanan, A. and Foster, L. (2023) Why is the UK so soft on eco-protesters? Available at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/05/eco-protesters-just-stop-oil-extinction-rebellion-uk-europe/ (telegraph.co.uk) URL (Published: 05/05/2023).