Daniel Gyollai

Dr Daniel Gyollai

  • Lecturer In Criminology
  • BGB
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Daniel is a Lecturer in Criminology at the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work. He holds an MSc (with Distinction) in Criminology with Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University London and a PhD in Criminology from Glasgow Caledonian University. Before joining Bournemouth University, Daniel worked as a Researcher at GCU. Stemming from his background as a detective sergeant for Budapest Police Department, his research focuses on issues of police culture, the sociology of policing, and securitisation. Daniel is an advocate for the application of phenomenology in qualitative research. He is currently interested in how phenomenological philosophy can clarify the psychological processes that underlie xenophobia, hate and violence.

Journal Articles


  • Foley, J., Gyollai, D. and Szalanska, J., 2022. Revising Humanitarianism and Solidarity: Migration management and Peripheral Europeanism in the UK, Poland, and Hungary. Contesting Cosmopolitan Europe: Euroscepticism, Crisis, and Borders. Amsterdam University Press.


Internet Publications


  • Gyollai, D., 2021. The role of agency in the securitisation of migration: How Hungarian police interpret securitising discourse. PhD Thesis. Glasgow Caledonian University.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Introduction to Criminological Theory (Level 4)
  • Terrorism, Protection, and Society (Level 6)