Tim Metcalfe

DPhil Criminology

Other affiliations

St Catherine's College


Tim Metcalfe is a part-time DPhil student researching issues of institutional behaviour and legitimacy within policing. He is supervised by Professor Ian Loader. Tim joined the Centre for Criminology in 2016 having previously studied History, Politics and Economics at London University as an undergraduate, and completed Masters degrees in Modern History (London), Criminology (Leicester) and an MBA (Birmingham). He is a serving police superintendent currently working as the Chief of Staff to the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).

Research Interests

Policing and law enforcement


Institutional and organisational behaviours

Police culture and leadership

Police governance

Organisational learning

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology