Scott Banks


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a Lecturer and Module Lead focussing on investigations.

I was previously a serving police officer with West Midlands Police. My career in law enforcement spanned over a decade and saw me perform roles in both operational and investigative capacities.

As a Detective Sergeant, I specialised in missing person investigations. I also managed the initial investigative response to incidents as part of my Nights DS duties.

In support of my leadership role, I completed a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Managing and Leading People at Coventry University.

I decided to combine my passion for education, policing, and staff development with a move into lecturing.

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Managing and Leading People, Coventry University
  • Certificate in Police First Line Management, City and Guilds
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