Guest lecturers

The Department of Criminology welcomes regular guest lecturers on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses who share their expertise in real-world practice with you. This provides an excellent chance for you to build contacts and network with professionals, and develop opportunities for employment after you graduate.

Our guest lecturers have included...

Mark Williams-Thomas
Mark Williams-Thomas

Mark Williams-Thomas, the reporter and presenter behind ITV's 'Exposure – The other side of Jimmy Savile' – which recently won two Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalism awards is a Visiting Lecturer in Criminology and a PhD student.

Donal McIntyre
Donal McIntyre

Donal McIntyre is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has worked across all the major networks including BBC current affairs, BBC documentaries and ITV News and Current Affairs. He is also a visiting professor of criminology at Birmingham City University.

Michael Brookes
Prof Michael Brookes

Michael is Director of Therapeutic Communities at HMP Grendon, where psychological treatment is the central activity. He shares his expertise on prisons and therapeutic communities with students on our Criminology courses.

As well as:

  • Former MP, Sir Peter Lloyd, who is a trustee of the New Bridge Foundation
  • Award-winning broadcaster Professor Jon Silverman
  • Ex-offenders such as Noel “Razor” Smith, Allan Weaver, Trevor Hercules and Norman Parker
  • Serving prison governors and police officers.

Recent high profile talks from guest speakers

Consequences of investigative journalism

Leading investigative journalist Mark Williams-Thomas faced questions on his exposé of Jimmy Savile - and uncovered the seismic consequences of his explosive story which lifted the lid on shocking abuse and exploitation.

The truth behind reality TV

A celebrity panel shared their deepest and darkest secrets from the reality television world. Our expert lecturers were joined by Matthew Wright, Steve Brookstein, Donal MacIntrye, Melody Hossaini and Sinitta.