Dr. Carol Cox

Lead, Partnerships and Business Development

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB126

+44 (0) 1772 89 3757


Subject Areas: Academic Quality/ Policing

Full Profile

Carol had previously worked for the police for thirteen years gathering experience in various fields, and in the last few years of her service teaching equality to police officers, within Community Relations.  Carol 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.  Carol has an interest in diversity and police culture, which formed her PhD. After lecturing for two years at UCLan, Carol became the Quality and Student Experience Lead for Forensic and Investigative Sciences, which means she was responsible for academic standards and student experience in Forensic, Policing, Chemistry, Fire and Archaeology Programmes. For the last two years Carol has been the Acting Head of School for Forensic and Applied Sciences, with responsibility for the school and has recently moved into the role of Business and Partnership Lead for the school. Carol has two years’ experience of being a Governor in FE, at Hugh Baird College in Liverpool and has 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.


  • 1994 - BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hull. 
  • 2000 - MSc Occupational Psychology, Liverpool John Moore’s University. 
  • 2007 - PGCE Further Education, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • 2015 - PhD University of Central Lancashire 


Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • 2009 - Member of HE Forum for Policing in the UK
  • 2011 - 2015 - Governor Hugh Baird, FE College, Bootle
  • 2013 - Ongoing - External Examiner Demontford



…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

…Cox,C. & Kirby, S. ; Can Higher Education reduce the negative consequences of police occupational culture?  Policing: An International Journal.

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