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
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