Dr Sarah Jane Fox is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, specialising in law and policing. Sarah began her career in Policing and Law Enforcement. She holds a PhD in law whereby her research related to cross border enforcement and the implications (challenges) of the movement of people across set boundaries into other jurisdictions. Sarah has also, academically and in practice, specialised in the areas of equality, sexual offences, domestic abuse and serious & organised crimes (across border/jurisdictional - factors/considerations).
In 2015-16 Sarah was awarded the distinguished Fulbright Commission post-doctoral research scholarship, through the discipline of law, which was also co-supported by Lloyd’s of London. Her research professorship, in the USA, related to threats and risks to critical national infrastructures, in particular, her focus related to transport modes and systems.
Sarah has also worked in senior management roles, as a legal and practice consultant and adviser to a number of government departments and advisory boards relating to policing, transport and security (both in the UK and across Europe). She holds numerous professional and academic memberships and qualifications across these fields. Sarah is currently a member of a number of law enforcement bodies, she also sits as a Trustee on the Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation Board (as of 2017) and remains a Fellow of the University of Liverpool (law). Additionally, she is an adviser to MAVCOM and a listed expert with the EU Parliament.
Sarah has worked in training and curriculum development both in the UK and overseas (specialising in work-based (professional practice) online and blended delivery methods). She is currently the Programme Leader in the area of policing (criminology) and she reviews and develops the curriculum in line with the changing needs of policing. This also ties into one of her on going research areas, which considers the professionalism and accountability of the police and the continually developing role and needs of, and for, modern day policing.
Sarah’s lists her other current research areas as: policing in a new technological age, security and terrorism risk factors and the lack of governance and coordination to adequately prevent, protect, pursue and respond in today’s modern (cyber) world. Sarah’s research also reasons in conflicts and paradoxes – for example, between ‘human rights and security,’ and ‘opportunities and challenges’, where, on the one hand, there remains, through the cyberspace, the opportunity to collaborate and coordinate in law enforcement with relative ease, yet, on the other hand, there remains limitation set by man-made boundaries.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships:
PhD; LLM (distinction); TESOL; DiP Di & CPC; FHEA; FCMI; FRSA; FCILT;
Languages – spoken/read:
Spanish and Italian
Sarah’s research interest tie directly into her learning and teaching areas – namely, the professionalism and accountability of the police and the continually developing role and needs of, and for, modern day policing.
Sarah’s other current research areas are:
~ Her most recent publications are:
NOTE: Commissioned publications (other)
Springer group and Etrasa: Numerous legal and educational / transport material, textbooks and test papers etc., (Approx. 8-10 publications) 2003-2010 (for the Spanish education/business: transport/law market)
Conference Papers and Presentations (recent)
2016 (resulting in conference/journal papers) – Presentation of papers
(World Conference on Transport Research and Air Transport Research Society Conferences)
2017 (resulting in conference/journal papers)