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Gary Dunnagan

Professional Tutor
School of Justice
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Gary is a former senior detective and army intelligence officer. He has over 30 years experience in the fields of investigation and intelligence. He is a graduate of RMA Sandhurst and the FBI National Academy. As well as working in the UK he has worked and led UK CT liaison across Europe from Berlin and The Hague.

Gary is the module leader for the MSc in Counter Terrorism and teaches the International Terrorism and Religion and Radicalisation Modules. He is also a tutor on the undergraduate module: Introduction to Criminal Law and is also one of the module tutors on the Professional Policing Degree. His main research areas are the impact of Brexit on CT liaison and the history of the German Criminal Police involvement in the Holocaust.

Gary served with the Intelligence Corps from 1986-1994, he received his Queens Commission in 1991. During his military career he served in a number of intelligence roles in West Germany, Berlin, SE Turkey/N.Iraq and Northern Ireland. He is a qualified German interpreter. Gary spent 24 years with Lancashire Constabulary, the majority in detective roles. In 2007 he moved back into Counter Terrorism before seconding to SO15 Counter Terrorism Command at New Scotland Yard. He carried out two overseas tours as UK CT Liaison officer for Central Europe, based in Berlin, and then for Northern Europe, based in The Hague. Following the increase in terrorist attacks across Europe he led the UK’s European CT liaison team across the continent. His final posting, as a Detective Superintendent, was as head of CT in Lancashire and Police lead for the Prevent strand of Contest for the North West of England. He retired in May 2019 and joined UCLan in the September.

  • Interpreter (German), Institute of Linguists, 1990
  • FdA Police Studies, University of Portsmouth, 2006
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice Studies, University of Virginia, 2012

Modules Taught

  • FZ4711 - International Terrorism
  • FZ4710 - Religion and Radicalisation
  • FZ1049 - Introduction to Criminal Law
  • FZ3050 - Counter Terrorism
  • FZ1750 - Initial Policing Knowledge & Skills
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Russian Foreign Policy
  • UK Counter Terrorism
  • FBI National Academy Associates