Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB218

+44 (0) 1772 89 4020


Subject Areas: Criminology & Policing

Mike arrived at UCLan in October 2013 as an associate lecturer after 31 years with Merseyside police. He became a member of the teaching team on the Policing and Criminal Investigation degree course, gaining lecturer status in October 2015. Since then he has taught, led and collaborated upon a variety of modules. Mike was appointed Senior Lecturer in October 2019 and is now course leader for the Police Education and Qualification Framework (PEQF) partnership with Lancashire Constabulary.



Full Profile

Mike retired from Merseyside Police as a Chief Inspector in August 2011 after 31 years’ service. His final roles were at St. Helens as a member of the command team where he was the Chief Inspector with responsibility for partnerships, and latterly with responsibility for operations support.

His interest in training and development began in the early 1990's when he passed the national police trainers course and was posted to Merseyside Police detective training school as a specialist in investigative interviewing. He managed to re-visit training and development at various points in his professional life and indeed found time to train newly qualified police Inspectors in the management of critical incidents whilst performing other managerial roles towards the end of his police career.

Mike's career at UCLan started in October 2013 with him working on both the FDSc. in policing and on BSc (Hons) degree in Policing and Criminal Investigation. Mike has been an established member of the Policing and Criminal Investigation teaching team since October 2014, teaching on a variety of modules. He was the module leader on the Contemporary Policing Issues module for 6 years until it was replaced by the Partnership Working module in September 2019, which he continues to lead.

In October 2019 Mike was appointed senior lecturer and has become the course leader for the Police Education and Qualifications Framework (PEQF) partnership with Lancashire Constabulary. This includes both the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

UCLan built a Hydra immersive learning suite in 2014 and since then Mike has, with a colleague, been guiding the development of the suite to the point where the teaching of decision making within the suite has become an intrinsic part of the undergraduate, and increasingly post-graduate student experience.

Mike continues to study for professional qualifications and has a particular interest in co-operative and collaborative learning both within immersive and more traditional learning environments.


  • BSc. (Econ) Hons, Hull University, 1978
  • PG Cert. (HE) UCLan, 2016
  • M.Ed. Professional Practice in Education. UCLan, 2019

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course leader for both the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary.

Module Lead for FZ 2059 (Partnership Working) on the BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree.

Shared responsibility for the development of, and teaching within, the Hydra immersive learning suite.


  • 8th International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR), Lisbon, November 2018.
  • Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference, Newcastle, July 2019.
  • UCLan Learning and Teaching Conference, Preston, July 2019.

Research Activities

  • Co-operating with colleagues from Psychology with research into the stress reactions of participants in the Hydra immersive learning suite. 


  • Member Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  (FHEA)