School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Maudland Building, MB220
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Subject Areas: Criminology & Policing
Mike arrived at UCLan in October 2013 as an associate lecturer after 31 years with Merseyside police. He established himself as a member of the teaching team on the Policing and Criminal Investigation undergraduate degree course gaining lecturer status in October 2015. Since then he has taught the Contemporary Policing Issues module and both taught and collaborated upon other modules. He is responsible, with a colleague for the integration of the Hydra immersive learning system into the curriculum.
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 2104 and is the module lead for Contemporary Policing Issues. He was appointed lecturer in October 2015. He has been the module lead for Study Skills and in 2018/19 will be sharing the responsibility for the first year Investigation Skills module.
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 academic and professional qualifications and has a particular interest in co-operative and collaborative learning.
Researching the behaviour of undergraduate students involved in academic presentations.
Co-operating with colleagues from Psychology with research into the stress reactions of participants in the hydra immersive learning suite.
BSc. (Econ) Hons, Hull University, 1978
PG Cert. (HE) UCLan, 2016