James Bonworth

Course Leader MSc Counter Terrorism

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB222

+44 (0) 1772 89 3530


Subject Areas: Policing

Jim was a Chief Inspector with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) before retirement having spent most of his career in uniform operations. Specialising in learning since the 1980's he was, more recently, the Head of Core Learning and Development at the Sedgley Park Centre, GMP's central teaching facility. He has run his own company providing consultancy on community safety and policing issues, for example teaching Restorative Practices to educational professionals and the police in Salford.

Full Profile

Jim has 24 years experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of policing learning and development courses. He is a lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation. Widely experienced as a learning and development consultant he has specialised in delivering management skills including: Restorative Justice solutions; Problem Solving; Criminal Justice; and Advanced communication skills using NLP and transactional analysis.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Coaching, Newcastle, 2005
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Manchester, 1999
  • BSc(Hons) Applied Social Sciences, Open University, 1997

Teaching Activities

  • Course Leader MSc Counter Terrorism;
  • Programme tutor for Foundation Degree in Criminal Investigation with Lancashire Constabulary Criminal Investigation Training Department;
  • Module tutor for: Investigative decision making; and Investigative interviewing of suspects.
  • Module tutor for Foundation Degree in Policing;


North West Policing Symposium, February 2013

Counter Terror Expo, Olympia, London, 2013


Member of the Chartered Management Institute

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Activities

Student Learning in criminal investigation processes, for Masters in Education.

EU funding bid for Counter Terrorism


Development of an e-learning approach in delivery of the Masters in Counter Terrorism