Professor David Wall

Professor of Criminology at University of Leeds


David Wall is Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law where he researches and teaches cybercrime, identity crime, organised crime, policing and intellectual property crime. He has published a wide range of 50+ articles and 12+ books on these subjects and he also has a sustained track record of interdisciplinary funded research in these areas from the EU FP6 & FP7, ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC & other funders, such as the Home Office and DSTL.

He has been a member of various Governmental working groups, such as the Ministerial Working Group on Horizon Planning 2020-25, the Home Office Cybercrime Working Group (looking at issues of policy, costs and harms of crime and technology to society), and the HMIC Digital Crime and Policing working group. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a Fellow of the Higher Teaching Academy. In 2018 he became a Turing Fellow (of the Alan Turing Insitute, see profile).

He (re)joined the University of Leeds in August 2015 from Durham University where he was Professor of Criminology (2010-2015) and Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences (2011-2014). Prior to moving to Durham he worked in the School of Law at the University of Leeds from 1992-2010, during that time he was Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice (2000-2005) and then Head of School (2005-2007).

He is currently conducting a range of interdisciplinary UKRI and EU H2020 funded research into Cybercrime and Cybersecurity and Organised Crime Online.