Mr. Imran Awan:
Mr. Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University (UK) and has previously held academic posts at the Centre for Police Sciences (University of South Wales) and Wolverhampton University (UK). He has taught on a variety of modules, such as International Policing, Policing Cyber Crime, Terrorism Theory, and Violent Extremism and Terrorism. He has published widely in the area of counterterrorism, human rights, and policing and recently co-edited the book Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism (Ashgate 2012). In March 2010 he was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to a Prevent Seminar held in London to discuss government policy on how best to prevent violent extremism, and in 2011 took part in a review of UK government counter-terrorism legislation for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Mr Awan is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks Project organised by Faith Matters, a non-profit organisation which hopes to show the scale of the problem of Islamophobia and provide support for victims. He is an ambassador for the Make Justice Work Campaign, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is the Founder and Director of the Ethnic Minority Research Network in Criminology.