John Maher


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I’m a lecturer in the IoP.

Prior to joining the IoP I ran my own training company called Academy Recruit Training Ltd. I was Director of this company for ten years. We were College of Policing approved providers for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. We also provided training in how to pass police assessment centres.

I was a police officer for 30 years with Greater Manchester Police (GMP). I worked in a variety of departments in GMP including the training department. My final posting was as a response inspector at Manchester Airport.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc with Distinction in Exercise and Nutrition Science, Liverpool University.
  • Certificate in Adult Education, Warrington Collegiate.


  • Police law
  • Police assessment centres
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021