Mrs Sally Kearney

Lecturer in Policing

Sally Kearney
Email address: Phone number: 01902 321179 Location: MH214, Mary Seacole Building Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: School of Social, Historical and Political Studies Areas of expertise: Child protection and domestic abuse


I lecture on the BSc (Hons) Policing and Intelligence course.

After graduating from University with a BA(Hons) in Human Communication Studies, I joined West Midlands Police where I served as a Police Officer for 15 years. I specialised in safeguarding and became the Domestic Abuse Officer for the Walsall area. I went on to become a police trainer, teaching all aspects of policing.

I left the police force to take up post as Training Manager for Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board where I was responsible for negotiating, securing and co-ordinating Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board’s annual training plan, ensuring all professionals working with children had the correct level of child protection training.

I have also worked for Her Majesties Revenue and Customs investigating complex tax evasion.

Research interests

  • Domestic abuse
  • Child protection


  • BA (Hons) Human Communication Studies
  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Further information

Teaching interests

  • Policing
  • Victims and offenders
  • Domestic abuse
  • Child protection
  • Police procedure and evidence
  • Sexual offences