Mrs Carol Cox

Programme and Student Experience Co-ordinator

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB56

+44 (0) 1772 89 3757

Subject Areas: Academic Quality/ Policing

Carol is the Programme and Student Experience Co-ordinator and has responsibility for Quality and Student Experience for the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences.

Full Profile

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.


  • 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


Police Education in a University Setting: Emerging cultures and Attitudes.
Carol Cox, and Allyson MacVean, Policing, a Journal of Policy and Practice 2012.

Lifewide Learning & Education in Universities and Colleges E-Book, UCLan Graduate Development – Exploring Leadership Potential. Lifewide Learning & Education in Universities and Colleges, March 20, 2014.

More publications


Principal lecturer for policing

External Activities

Board of Governors Hugh Baird Further Education College


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?


Student Conference UCLan, 2010,2011,2012

National Criminology Conference,Newcastle, 2011

HE Conference, Liverpool, 2012


A1 Assessors, CIPD, 2007

Managing Diversity, Grimsby College, 2008

University validation panel member, UCLAN, 2009

Senior Women's Leadership programme, UCLAN, 2013

HE forum for Policing

Previous Appointments

Police Officer, Merseyside Police, 1994-2008

Associate lecture, Edge Hill University, 2009

Lecturer, UCLAN, 2008

Current Research and/or Knowledge Transfer

PhD, UCLAN, 2009-Present

Researching for PhD, Minority Ethnics and the police service, professionalisation, 2012