PhD Student Profile


Richard Honess

PhD Student

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

Profile summary

I graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BEd(Hons) in Teacher Education and Mathematics in 1998, and returned to study at CCCU graduating with a 1st Class BSc(Hons) on the in-service Policing Programme. I completed an MSc by Research from CCCU in 2016 examining police ongoing training and adult education principles. I commenced my PhD at CCCU in October 2016. 

Research topic

Police Professionalism, professional development.

Research outline

My MSc Thesis presented an argument that currently the Police Service of England and Wales currently does not provide ongoing training in a manner which complies with adult education principles. Part of the College of Policing’s objectives is to provide effective Continuing Professional Development which will address this problem. This study will examine how this is to be achieved and to what degree it will be successful.

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Research outputs

The research aims to examine how the College of Police has produced its CPD framework, how they have utilised adult education principles, and the attitudes and opinions of the frontline.


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