Degree in Professional Policing Course Lead, Senior Lecturer in Policing
School of Law
Michelle joined the University of Worcester in 2019 as a Lecturer in Policing having served 17 years with West Mercia Police in a variety of roles. She achieved the rank of Sergeant, serving predominantly as a detective within the Criminal Investigation Department and associated specialist units.
During this time, she discovered a passion for investigating the most serious and complex crimes committed against our most vulnerable members of society, specialising in domestic violence and abuse investigations, and has experience working within associated specialist investigation departments, including Major Incident Units. For the last four years of service, Michelle designed, delivered and co-ordinated the training for the College of Policing accreditation of all newly recruited detectives across West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces.
She has contributed to the promotion of best practice to support policing globally and nationally through the College of Policing and also leads on the development of University qualifications to support the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework. Michelle sits on the West Mercia Police Ethics Committee and also the University of Worcester and West Mercia Police Working Group; securing and strengthening collaborative and community partnership opportunities for both institutions and students alike.
As a police trainer, Michelle became known for her sense of fun, engaging seminar methods and ‘contagious’ passion for policing. She is excited to bring this to the University of Worcester and expects her seminars to be pragmatic, evidence-based and facilitative – with a good sense of humour throughout!