Louis Martin

Senior Lecturer

Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

I joined the Derbyshire Constabulary in 1984 as a police cadet stationed in the Derby City Centre. In 1989 I was appointed detective constable. During my time in the police I spent time as the Head of the Roads Policing Unit for the southern half of Derbyshire and at the end of my career in the police I was the Detective Inspector in the Derby City centre. My areas of expertise were in homicide investigation, suspicious deaths, training detectives and Criminal Justice. In 2006 I successfully completed a Senior Investigative Officers course which enabled me to lead and manage homicide investigation.

In 2011 I completed a BSc (Hons) in Social Science at the Open University, I started working in the Law School in October 2012 teaching Environmental Criminology and from February 2013 teach full time on Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. In 2015 I achieved the position of senior lecturer.

In 2015 I completed a MA in Education (Distinction) and became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2016 I completed the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s (LFHE) Diversifying Academic Leadership programme. In 2017 I received a Teaching Excellence Fellowship promoting the use of academic English to enhance employability. In 2018 I started course leadership of the BA(Hons) Criminal Justice and Offender Management. This award is aimed at developing people who seek employment in the criminal justice sector

Professional memberships and activities

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB)

Academic qualifications

  • Teaching Excellence Fellowship (tef) Staffordshire University 2017
  • MA Education (Distinction) –Staffordshire University - 2015
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education – Staffordshire University – 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences with Geography. Open University - 2011


  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Education

Research interests

The Criminal Justice System, Miscarriages of Justice, Legal Theory and the Language of Law.



LLB Law Foundation level – Criminal Law, language of Law
LLB Law – Criminal Law, Criminal Justice,
BA(Hons) Criminal Justice with Offender Management – Course Leader
Dissertation Supervision


Martin, L. and Tapp, D. (2016)

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