Clare Brennan


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a Lecturer within the IoP and have been working here since 2021. As a former police officer with West Midlands Police, I worked in both uniform and investigative roles.

Whilst serving as a detective constable within West Midlands Police's Public Protection Unit, I investigated serious and complex crime including sexual offences, domestic abuse and child abuse.

In 2019 I made the move from policing to higher education and now enjoy sharing my experience with the students on our courses.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University
  • BA (Joint Hons) English & Education Studies, Newman College of Higher Education
Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020