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Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera

Senior Lecturer

Pracademic with experience in academia and policing

, Royal Docks School Of Business And Law

Former British police officer, national and international police trainer, advisor and activist on equality, diversity, and community engagement issues, Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera was the first elected General Secretary of the National Black Police Association. As a researcher at the College of Policing, Ruwan provided advice and guidance to the National Centre for Policing Excellence on equality, diversity, and community engagement issues. Ruwan was part of a small team tasked by the National Police Chiefs' Council and the Home Office to investigate how the police dealt with civil unrest between different ethnic groups. This inspired national guidance on policing for community cohesion.

Ruwan is the Director of Policing, Criminology & Justice (Cluster Lead), responsible for developing and delivering such programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also a Co-Director of the International Centre for Policing Innovation Enterprise and Learning (PIEL Centre), a praxis-based research centre aiming to #bethechangeinpolicing, plus Ruwan is a visiting academic at Rashtriya Raksha University in Gujarat, India, as well as at several other institutions internationally.


  • MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • MA Holocaust Studies

Areas Of Interest

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Policing
  • Hate crime