Dr Daniel Gilling

Dr Daniel Gilling

Head of School

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Daniel can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Criminology
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention


BA first class honours in Social Policy and Administration from Portsmouth Polytechnic

PhD in Social Science from University of Manchester.

Daniel Gilling has worked at the University of Plymouth since 1991, having previously been employed as a lecturer at Manchester Polytechnic, and having worked as a research student and research assistant at the University of Manchester.

Professional membership

  • Member of British Society of Criminology
  • Member of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD)

Teaching interests

  • Crime prevention & community safety
  • Policing
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Partnership working
  • Criminology

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner for 2 PhDs: University of Portsmouth (2004) and Southampton Institute (2005).

Research interests

  • Crime prevention & community safety
  • Policing
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Criminal Justice policy making & implementation
  • Partnership working: the boundaries between social policy & criminal justice policy
  • Research degrees awarded to supervised students

    2001 Adrian Barton: Managing Fragmentation: An Area Child Protection Committee in a Time of Change (DIrector of Studies until PhD transferred to University of Glamorgan in 2000)
    2002. Nicholas Johns: From Here To Diversity: Ethnic Diversity in the NHS.
    2006. Harriet Pierpoint: The Use of Volunteers as Appropriate Adults (Director of Studies until 2005)
    2008. Stuart Lander: Policing Partnerships; An Investigation into the Police Response to Partnership Working in the Wake of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.

    As Second Supervisor: Richard Applegate, Lesley Simmonds
    As Third Supervisor: Nick Lynn

    Grants & contracts

    External funding:

    1999 £46,930 from the States of Jersey Crime and Drug Strategy Unit for Jersey-wide Crime Victimisation Survey.

    1999. £5,000 from Youth Justice Board for Youth Inclusion Project Neighbourhood Audit of young people at risk of offending.

    2000 £9,000 from the Youth Justice Board for an evaluation of the Plymouth Community Justice Education and Employment Inclusion Project

    2000 £7,000 from Jersey Childcare Trust for Jersey-wide child care survey.

    2002 £8,893.37 from Devon Community Safety Network for a study identifying the training needs of Community Safety Officers.

    2003 £6,282.50 from Devon Community Safety Network for a feasibility study for measuring the extent of the fear of crime in Devon.

    2006 £24,200 from Cornwall Blind Association for a Needs Survey and Business Development Study (with SRRU)

    2006 £7,000 from Devonport Regeneration Company for An Evaluation of the Bobbies on the Beat Project (with SRRU)

    2008 £5,625 from DRC Partnership for An Evaluation of Project 709: Addressing Anti-Social Behaviour in Devonport (with Zoe James & SERIO)

    Research groups

    • Social and Public Policy