Annie Foxall


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a lecturer with a history of teaching across Policing as well as Criminology. I began my career within Further Education and then moved into Higher Education, specialising in delivering Criminology via distance learning.

I accepted a position within West Midlands Police as a Uniform Training Officer and spent a year there working with student officers in the first fifteen weeks of their training before coming to Staffordshire University.

Since the age of 18, I have been volunteering in various positions. The most relevant of these being a Circles volunteer for the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and I am currently a volunteer for Rape Crisis as well as the volunteer representative for the bank of volunteers used, raising issues and concerns as well as supporting and helping to deliver training.

I am also a Special Constable for West Midlands Police which is enabling me to combine my academic experience, my voluntary experience and gain front-line experience to better understand the role of the student officer.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology, University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Criminology, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Worcester


  • Missing Persons
  • Sexually Based Offences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Third-sector Support for Victims

Research interests

  • Missing Persons
  • Sexually Based Offences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender and Crime
  • Third-sector Support
  • Victim Support and Experiences
  • Equality in Policing
  • Mental Health and Crime
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021