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Ms Tina Billington-Hughes

Job: Programme Leader/Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6417




Personal profile

Retired police detective. Investigating high and low level crime (including rape, murder, serious assault), Specialist Transnational Organised Crime Taskforce in Major Crime Unit. Organised/ran multi-agency operations at UK Ports. Subject Matter Expert. Presented own research through paper acceptance and personal invitation: UK & US Terrorism Conferences. Presented at NATO Advanced Research Workshop. Participated in expert panel discussion with US Law Enforcement, FBI, US Dept of Defence, Social Work, Public Health, Epidemiological Criminology, Health Law: sponsored by Dept of Homeland Security in Baltimore USA.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Transnational Organised Crime/Terrorism/Cyber-Terrorism.

Areas of teaching

Multi-Agency Working. Policing. Criminal Investigation.


Working towards PhD. MSc Terrorism Studies, BSc (Hons) Policing, PG Certificate in Terrorism Studies and Political Aggression, PGCertHE

Courses taught

Degree in Professional Policing BA (Hons), Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies BA (Hons), Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

Honours and awards

  • Queens Jubilee Police Medal. 2 x VCDTA Nominee (2018/2019)
  • Judge's Commendation 2009/10), Chief Constable's Commendation (2009/10)
  • Chief Constable's Commendation (Operation Academy 2006) Probationer of the Year 2000

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Governing Board/Treasurer Society for Terrorism Research,Massachusetts (2013-date).
  • Research Fellow European Foundation for South Asian Studies Amsterdam (2017-date).
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2017). Society of Evidence Based Policing.
  • Global Peace and Transitional Justice Research Group.


Doctoral Research project: Propensity of individuals to support transnational organised crime-terror groups.

Consultancy work

  • Terrorism and Gang awareness & Prevention: expert panel discussion Morgan State University, Baltimore 2017.
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop 2017 Investigation Trainer.
  • Co-wrote Officers Investigative Toolkit and Minimum Standards of Investigation (adopted on national level)

Current research students

Dissertation Supervisor x 14 Final Year Policing/Criminal Investigation students Approached to be 2nd Supervisor for Colleague applying for PhD.

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