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Dr. Carol Cox

Acting Head School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB52

+44 (0) 1772 89 3757

ccox1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Academic Quality/ Policing

I had previously worked for the police for thirteen years gathering experience in various fields, and in the last few years of my service teaching equality to police officers, within Community Relations. I decided on a change of career path in 2008, when I began to lecture, leading to a lecturing role at UCLan and a role as Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill. I have an interest in diversity and police culture, which formed my PhD. After lecturing for two years at UCLan I became the Quality and Student Experience Lead for Forensic and Investigative Sciences, which basically meant I was responsible for academic standards and student experience in Forensic, Policing, Chemistry, Fire and Archaeology Programmes. However, for the last year I have been the Acting Head of School for Forensic and Applied Sciences, with responsibility for the school. I have two years’ experience of being a Governor in FE, at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool and have been part of the National Aurora Project and Future proof (within UCLan), both of which are programmes designed to develop women for Senior leadership positions in HE.

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Carol has previously worked for the Merseyside Police as a Police Officer gathering experience in various roles and in the last few years of her policing service began teaching equality to police officers, within Community Relations. She decided on a change of career path in 2008, when she began to lecture, leading to a lecturing role at UCLan and a role as Associate Lecturer at Edge Hill. She has an interest in diversity and police culture, which forms her PhD. Her current role is the Quality Lead and Student Experience Lead for Forensic and Applied Sciences, which basically means she is responsible for academic standards and student experience on Forensic, Policing, Archaeology and Geography Programmes. She has had two years’ experience of being a Governor in FE, at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool and has recently been part of the National Aurora Project and Future proof (within UCLan), both of which are programmes designed to develop women for Senior leadership positions in HE.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hull, 1994
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2000
  • PGCE Further Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2007
  • Fellow of Higher Education (SD2), UCLAN, 2012
  • Qualified to the rank of Sergeant in the Police Service, 2003
  • Qualified to the rank of Inspector in the Police Service, 2004

Publications

MacVean, A & Cox C, 2012; Police Education in a University Setting: Emerging Cultures and Attitudes, Policing, a Journal of Policy and Practice

Cox, Dacre-Pool, Chambers & Day 2014, Lifewide Learning & Education in Universities and Colleges E-Book, UCLan Graduate Development – Exploring Leadership Potential, Lifewide Learning & Education in Universities and Colleges

More publications

Teaching

Principal lecturer for policing

External Activities

Board of Governors Hugh Baird Further Education College

Research

PhD, Police culture and socialisation within a UK university; what are the implications for diversity (in particular minority ethnic individuals) and professionalism, within the police service?

Conferences

Student Conference UCLan, 2010,2011,2012

National Criminology Conference,Newcastle, 2011

HE Conference, Liverpool, 2012

Memberships

2009

2011-2015

2013- Ongoing
Member of HE Forum for Policing in the UK

Governor Hugh Baird, FE College, Bootle.

External Examiner Demontford,