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Nigel  Brearley

Nigel Brearley

Principal Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 2026 ext. 2026 Room no. SMY12


Nigel began his career as a secondary school teacher in Essex in 1982-83 before moving on to teaching in higher education. After a short period working as a researcher in the Home Office Unit as part of a ESRC PhD programme in conjunction with the London School of Economics in 1984-86, Nigel began lecturing part-time in various colleges, LSE, Birkbeck College, and Polytechnic of Central London. He then moved on to the University of Leicester as a lecturer in Public Order studies between 1991-1994 and then before joining Solent University in 1998, he spent four years at the University of Portsmouth in the Institute for Police and Criminological Studies as a senior lecturer.

As well as lecturing at Solent University, Nigel has been involved in various committees of the University including learning and teaching, advanced scholarship, research degrees committee and academic misconduct appeals committee. He is currently the external examiner for the BA (Hons) Criminology at Birmingham City University since 2006 and has supervised 3 PhD students – one at Solent University and two previously at the University of Leicester.

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