David Webb


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I hold an MSc in Applied Research awarded by Staffordshire University in 2019, where I undertook research into the interactions between police officers and domestic abuse victims. I hold a BSc in Physical Geography and Sociology awarded by Keele University in 2003.

I have a keen interest in improving the police response to domestic abuse and am inspired by my mother-in-law, Mary, who herself is a DV survivor. I am working towards qualification in Advanced Mentoring and Post-graduate certificate in higher professional education.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Applied Research in policing, investigations and safeguarding
  • BSc Physical Geography and Sociology
  • Level 4 Certificate in Police First Line Management


Police response to domestic abuse

Research interests

Police response to domestic abuse


  • Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice (DHEP)
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021