Andy Johnson

Senior Lecturer; Academic Quality Lead

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB056

+44 (0) 1772 89 4259

Subject Areas: Criminology and Criminal Investigation, Policing

Andy retired from Lancashire Constabulary in 2006 in the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. The last six years of his service were spent in the Major Investigation Team, primarily involved in the investigation of homicide. Most of his career has been devoted to criminal investigation, with spells in criminal intelligence, and secondments to the Regional Crime Squad. During his police service he studied part time at the University, obtaining a Master's degree in Business Administration.

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Since his arrival at Uclan, Andy has been engaged in teaching on the BSc Policing and Criminal Investigation course. Alongside other teaching staff he has also developed the MSc Criminal Investigation course, in respect of which he is the current course leader. His research interests lie in the field of homicide investigation and human trafficking.


Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education , UCLan, 2012
MBA, Uclan, 1999
Diploma in Management Studies, Uclan, 1994


Course Leader, MSc Criminal Investigation. Andy teaches modules on both this course and the BSc Policing and Criminal Investigation.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Engaged with others in EU funded "SMART" and "RESPECT" projects