Professor Bruce Baker

Bruce Baker is Professor of African Security. His research and publications cover African policing (see security and justice reform, local justice and governance. His last book,Security in Post-conflict Africa: The Role of Non-State Policing (CRC Press 2009) won the American Society of Criminology's Prize for Best Book in Comparative and International Criminology 2010). 

He has undertaken research and consultancies in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Liberia, South Sudan, Comoros, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya and Afghanistan.

He is a Senior Security and Justice Advisor for the British government’s Civilian Stabilisation Group and is senior editor of The International Policing book series (CRC Press).

  • ESRC research fellow: ‘Multilateral policing in Africa: its nature and socio-political impact in Uganda and Sierra Leone’, 2003-5. 
  • ESRC research grant: ‘Multichoice policing resources for post-conflict situations: Rwanda and Liberia’, 2006-7. 
  • EU: Migration4 Development, Irregular Migration: Filling the Information Gap. 
  • HMG Stabilisation Unit: Community Security and Justice Programme (Ethiopia) design team 2011-12. 
  • HMG Stabilisation Unit: Security and Justice for the Poor Programme (Kenya) scoping team 2012. 
  • British Academy Grant: The Governance of Sexual Violence in Uganda, 2009. 
  • British Academy Grant: ‘The Quality and determinants of Governance in Cape Verde’, 2008. 
  • FID/USAID commissioned research: ‘Non-state policing in Southern Sudan’, 2007. 
  • British Academy grant: ‘An evaluation of the effectiveness of police local partnership boards in Sierra Leone, 2006. 
  • British Academy grant: ‘The impact of policing in Mozambique on democratic institutions’, 2002. 
 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023