Peter Gill was previously Professor of Politics and Security at Liverpool John Moores University (2004-2007) and Research Professor in Intelligence Studies at the University of Salford (2007-2009). He was honorary fellow at University of Liverpool 2009-2016 and University of Leicester 2016-2019. He was named Distinguished Scholar by the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association in 2022. He wrote Policing Politics (Cass, 1994), Rounding Up the Usual Suspects (Ashgate, 2000) and Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: a comparative analysis of the limits of reform (Routledge, 2016). He has also co-authored Intelligence in an Insecure World (3rd edition, Polity, 2018) and Democratization of Intelligence (Routledge, 2015). He has written over 40 articles for academic journals and contributed to workshops and seminars on intelligence and democracy in Argentina, Brazil and Indonesia as well as many East and Southeast European countries. His continuing work focuses on the organisation, control and oversight of police and security intelligence agencies.