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Dr Ahmed Kadry

Profile summary

Professional biography

Ahmed joined the Policing Organisation and Practice Team as a Lecturer in February 2019 and in 2022 was promoted to Senior Lecturer. He is part of the team designing and delivering the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) for new police officers, as well as contributing to the overall development of programmes under the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF).

In 2020, he was appointed by the Director of Policing as the PCDA Qualification Lead. This role entails providing leadership and direction to lecturers and senior lecturers teaching on the various modules on the PCDA and working closely with police partner forces on the delivery of the PCDA to ensure new police officers reach full operational competency. 

At Greater Manchester Police, Ahmed's last role was Evidence-Based Policing Research and Evaluation Lead. During this time, he designed and delivered GMP's first force-wide operation through an evidence-based methodology, testing the impact of targeted deterrence campaigns against traditional offender targeting methods in reducing serious acquisitive crimes in the commercial sector. In 2017, he was part of the team that established GMP's Evidence-Based Research Hub, one of the first in the UK, with the principle aim of ensuring that academic research could be translated and applied into operational police settings. In 2018, he received an Assistant Chief Constable's Award for his work on developing evidence-based policing at GMP and for his work on developing intelligence products for the force, including the 2018 Strategic Assessment. 

Ahmed has extensive experience in delivering lectures and presentations on his work to Chief Officers, front-line policing, and government bodies such as the Home Office. His work has also seen him collaborate with key community partners in order to test and evaluate interventions focused on safeguarding vulnerable people, including the National Health Service and the Manchester United Foundation. He has also completed various training courses within policing, including National Intelligence Analyst Training (NIAT) and he is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy based off his work in teaching police officers.

Research interests

Current Research and Scholarship:

-  The use of virtual reality as a tool to deliver police training.

-  The impact of police forces and football clubs working together to provide a platform for coaching and mentoring for young people who have received a Threat to Life Notice. With Greater Manchester Police and Manchester United Foundation.

Research and Scholarship Interests:

- Applying evidence-based methodologies in operational settings to reduce crime, harm, and demand.

- Innovation in police education, including outcomes from PEQF.

- The understanding and application of the National Intelligence Model in front-line policing, including the function and utilisation of intelligence researchers and analysts.

- Evaluating counter-terrorism interventions and geo-political triggers that influence UK policy and strategy.


Practical considerations for implementing an evidence-based policing approach in police operations: a case study (2021)
Kadry, Ahmed
Policing and Society, 31(2) (pp. 148-160)

Gender and Tahrir Square: contesting the state and imagining a new nation (2014-12-16)
Kadry, Ahmed
Journal for Cultural Research, 19(2) (pp. 199-206)

Evaluating the Manchester United Foundation GOAL project: The impact of working with young people who have received a Threat to Life Notice (2023-10-26)
Kadry, Ahmed and Duddin, Keely
In : Collaborative Action Research Network Conference 2023 (26-28 Oct 2023, Manchester, UK)

Implementing policing education in the UK: the role of blended and online pedagogical approaches (2023-10-04)
Lambert, Jo and Kadry, Ahmed
In : Innovating Higher Education Conference 2023 (3-6 Oct 2023, Istanbul, Turkey)

Overcoming organisational obstacles in policing in order maximise the benefits of the Police Education Qualification Framework (2022-04-28)
Kadry, Ahmed and Lambert, Jo
In : International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM 2022) (28 Apr 2022, Online)

Teaching new police officers online during the COVID-19 pandemic (2021)
Kadry, Ahmed
In : BAM Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 (23 Jun 2021, Online)

The Role of Evidence-Based Policing in Police Operations. (2020)
Kadry, Ahmed
In : Forensic Cognition Research Group Seminar (11 Mar 2020, Arsenal Football Club, London)

How has the COVID-19 lockdown damaged the reputation and authority of policing in the UK and impacted current and future service delivery? (2020)
Kadry, Ahmed
In : Institute of Policing Conference 2020: 'Doing Support in the Pandemic'. (23 Jul 2020, University of Chester (online))