Arne Dormaels is senior researcher at the Innovation Center for Security (vzw INNOS) and Visiting Professor at Ghent University within the Department Business and Public Administration (February 2016 to February 2017). He is also affiliated to the research group 'Governing and Policing Security' (GaPS). Since January 2011 he is visiting lecturer at the Ruhr University in Bochum within the framework of the International Master Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science. In June 2014 he earned his PhD in Criminology from Ghent University. His study focused on perceptions of corruption in the Belgian Region Flanders.
He is member of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Centre for Policing and Security (CPS) and participates in the Transnational Private Security Research Network attached to the Griffith University in Australia. Previously he worked as a member of staff, branch policing and security at the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities and for the Department of Public Security of the Belgian Ministry of Interior. He started his career in 2001 as an Assistant Criminal Law at the Law Faculty, Ghent University.