Catherine Webb-Jones


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I joined the Institute of Policing in Jan 2022 following my 30-year career in West Midlands Police. I now have the pleasure of supporting new recruits from West Midlands, Staffordshire, West Mercia and Warwickshire Police forces, teaching and supporting the delivery of Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP).

My career with West Midlands Police was broad and varied, exposing me to both uniform and detective roles throughout my service. I was a Detective Inspector, specialising in domestic abuse for my last 6 years, and was the subject matter expert for stalking behaviours and investigation, leading on the strategic and tactical delivery plans for the region.

As Force Planning Manager, I led on the collaborative joint agency response to events such as royal visits and protests, incorporating contingency and resilience planning for incidents that may include mass fatalities or flooding, ensuring business continuity plans were up to date and appropriate.

Other roles and functions included the challenging yet rewarding role of Hostage and crisis negotiator, public order commander, professional standards investigator, and detective roles within Birmingham investigating murders, robbery, rapes, burglary and serious assaults. 

Professional memberships and activities

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education, Staffordshire University.


  • Stalking
  • Domestic abuse

Research interests

  • Stalking
  • Domestic abuse



Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

Policing Practice and Research Methods – Module Leader

Evidence-Based Policing Research Project – Research supervisor


Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

Detective Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

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

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021