Marie Leeland


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a lecturer within the Institute of Policing with a background in archaeology and sociology. I studied these areas a Leicester University before I went on to join the police. It was here that I furthered my academic and specialist areas in disaster victim identification.

I served with Leicestershire Police and the College of Polcing where I specialised in areas including disaster management, disaster victim identification.. 

Attending Dundee University, I studied Disaster Victim Identification under the expert eye of Professor Sue Black and her team.

My studies saw me involved in numerous high-profile cases in either an operational or advisory capacity. I went on to serve as a subject matter expert within the College of Policing.

Having spent time as a professional standards investigator, my areas of specialism extend into use of force, public order public safety and organisational learning through structured debriefing.

Research interests

I have a keen interest in organisational learning, interoperability, major incident management, police evolution in to the 21st century, police welfare and wellbeing, and command and control.

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