Michaela Preddy

Lecturer; Course Leader for BSc Policing and Criminal Investigation

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB222

+44 (0) 1772 89 4387


Subject Areas: Airport Security Management, Policing

Michaela joined UCLan as a Lecturer following 20 years service as a Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary. Having worked initially within the uniform sector, she went onto serve as a Detective more specifically on the Counter Terrorism Branch within the Ports Unit. Following a number of years in this area, Michaela then went onto work in the Public Protection Unit, specialising as a Domestic Violence Investigator.

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Full Profile

Michaela served as a police officer with Lancashire Constabulary for 20 years, with a specialist background in Counter Terrorism, particularly in aviation security. She also worked as a detective within the Public Protection Unit as a domestic violence investigator and has knowledge and experience in interviewing vulnerable witnesses. Michaela has previously taught on the Foundation Degree in Policing course and now lectures on the BSc Airport Security Management and on the BSc Police and Criminal Investigation courses at the Preston Campus.

Michaela's teaching includes 

  • Module tutor for BSc(Hons) Airport Security Management;
  • Module tutor FZ1047 (Investigative Skills); FZ1044 (Study Skills) on BSc(Hons) Police and Criminal Investigation.


Research Activities

Michaela is currently working towards a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice