Michael Spellman


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a lecturer within a growing department and have undertaken a number of module lead roles, linked to my specialisms. I spent thirty, very happy years with West Midlands, undertaking a wide range of roles.

I was born and raised in Solihull in the West Midlands before leaving to undertake my first degree in Business Economics and Economics at Southampytom University. On leaving there I had a variety of jobs whilst looking for a career, which I found in policing in July 1988. Over the next thirty years I undertook a number of uniform and detective roles prior to specialising as a Detective Inspector within the Professional Standards Department. I then moved over to working in Public Protection, where I spent the last ten years of my service.

I am looking to work with and develop the investigative and public protection elements of the modules provided by the Institute of Policing, but continue to operationally develop student officers for the rigorous ahead

Professional memberships and activities

  • Investigation (general)
  • Investigation of Child Death
  • Child Sexual Exploitation

Academic qualifications

  • Masters in Business Administration University of Leicester.
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Business Economics and Economics


Professional Policing Practice Degree Apprenticeship

  • Introduction to Investigative Practice 
  • Investigative Practice 

Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice

  • Vulnerability and Public Protection 
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