Jordan Nunan

PhD Student, University of Portsmouth

Jordan graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) in Criminology with Psychology and a distinction MSc in Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence, both from the University of Portsmouth. Alongside the degree, he completed the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) as part of the Police, Law and Community unit.

In addition to his studies, Jordan was employed as a research assistant at the University of Portsmouth, working with the London Fire Brigade at the Exercise Unified Response simulation project. This project explored frontline communication at critical incidents, in particular, a focus on front-line briefings and information exchange captured through body worn cameras.

Jordan’s current research concerns the collection of Human Intelligence (HUMINT), by developing an evidence base for Source Handler interactions with Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS). This programme of research explores elements of rapport, interviewing techniques and memory for covert policing and intelligence gathering. He is supervised by Professor Becky Milne, Dr Andrea Shawyer (University of Portsmouth), and Professor Dave Walsh (De Montfort University).

Recent publications

Stanier, I. P., & Nunan, J. (2018). Reframing Intelligence Interviews: The Applicability of Psychological Research to HUMINT Elicitation.  In A. Griffiths, & R. Milne (Eds.), The Psychology of Criminal Investigation: From Theory to Practice (pp. 226-248). London: Routledge.

Nunan, J., Milne, R., Shawyer, A., Wakefield, A., Dalton, G., Abbot, R., & Cowup, P. (2016). Don’t break the chain: from effective communication to successful decision-making. Emergency Services Times, 17(6), 50-52.


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