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Claire is a Teaching Fellow in Policing and is part of the teaching team involved with the Police Constable Entry Routes (PCER). Her main teaching involvement is on the Police constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) but she also teaches alongside other members of the team on the Degree Holder Entry Program (DHEP). As an Ex-Police Officer with Hampshire Constabulary, Claire brings a wealth of operational knowledge to her teaching providing a well-rounded view of the links between operational policing and academia. She is also an active contributor to Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students, which is the core text of new Policing Students.

Alongside Policing, Claire has many differing interests in specialist crime areas including delivering courses on the Wildlife Crime Leadership Initiative, a training program that builds leadership abilities among enforcement officers to better counter wildlife trafficking, led by the Wildlife Conservation society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Police Officer, Hampshire Constabulary

1 May 200731 Aug 2019


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