Kevin Pollock

Dr Kevin Pollock, BSc (Hons), Dip.Econ., MSc, Dip.BCM, PhD, served as a police officer for 30 years. He is trained in EU Civil Protection and is an experienced police incident officer.

During his police service, Kevin gained extensive operational and theoretical knowledge of managing challenging incidents He designed, implemented and embedded successful organisational resilience programmes, incorporating risk, crisis, business continuity, information security and disaster management.

Kevin recently delivered Risk Management training for Abu Dhabi Police, UAE and Business Continuity Management advice for Community Safety Glasgow, Scotland.

In 2013 Kevin was commissioned by the UK Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat to conduct research on lessons from UK emergencies and major incidents, which have occurred since the mid-1980s, to support the UK Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme (JESIP).

Kevin has a particular interest in effective organisational learning. For his PhD (University of Glasgow), he researched whether the complex organisational structures of the Strategic Coordinating Groups (SCGs), established by the UK Civil Contingencies Act 2004, provided an effective means for crisis management and resilience. In particular the adaptive capacity of the SCGs to learn from crisis experience and improve future response. While for his MSc Risk, Crisis & Disaster Management (Leicester University) he examined to what extent Scottish football clubs experienced changes to their norms and procedures, following recommendations made by Government Inquiries into disasters at football stadia in the United Kingdom.

Kevin has a number of other qualifications including Terrorism Studies (St Andrews University) and Business Continuity Management (Coventry University). He is also a member of the Institute of Risk Management, Business Continuity Institute, Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management, Emergency Planning Society and the International Association of Emergency Managers.