Carl Hallbrook


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I’m a lecturer with a background in policing, having worked in West Midlands Police for thirty years. I have a background in criminal investigations, the introduction of Taser to frontline policing and programme management. Since leaving the police I have lectured in Global Leadership and Policing and Criminology. Having recently passed a level 7 Post Grad in Law I am now in a good position to pass on this varied and acquired knowledge to students at Staffordshire University.

I have had a keen interest in sport, having played and coached several sports. I have enjoyed exploring the skills required to lead in an organisational context with the skills required to lead in a sporting environment. I have coached several sports including netball, basketball and rugby where I have utilised sports psychology, leadership coaching and behavioural preferencing to enhance performance. I have also explored the benefits of transferring training techniques and skills between different sports which has led to high performance and significant success.

I also have a keen interest in leadership coaching and mentoring, having mentored and coached both police officers and others. I mentored for the College of Policing where a number of my cases were used to promote a national campaign on mentoring. I enjoy challenging others through coaching and mentoring to find the answers that they generally already know.

Academic qualifications

  • Masters in Leading and Managing People
  • Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 in Law
  • CMI /ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring


  • Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Research interests

  • Police Leadership
  • Police Culture and practice
  • Policing and the Office of Police Crime Commissioner (OPCC)
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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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