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Professor Nick FyfeProfessor Nick Fyfe

Founding Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)


SIPR is the strategic collaboration between a consortium of thirteen universities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. He is also a Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee, a Fellow of the Scottish Police College and a trustee of the Police Foundation. In 2014 he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University in the United States for his work on developing the use of research evidence in policing policy and practice. Most of his recent research has focused on police reform and he is the co-editor of Centralizing forces? Comparative perspectives on police reform in northern and western Europe published in 2013. He is currently leading a 4 year evaluation of police and fire reform in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.


Dr Ian HeskethDr Ian Hesketh

Serving Lancashire Police Officer currently seconded to the Organisational Development and International Faculty at the College of Policing. 

During his policing career he has carried out a number of specialist operational roles including Armed Response, Police Partnerships and the Mounted Branch. He has worked on secondments with the United Nations in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and with the OSCE in Kosovo. Ian has also worked on numerous police change and review programmes and also consults as a UK police expert for the European Union, most recently working on a twinning project in Serbia.

Ian is an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University Business School. He holds a PhD in Management and Social Psychology and an MBA from Lancaster University, and a Dip Mgt, and Cert Ed from the University of Central Lancashire. He is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), an A1 assessor, and holds Qualified Teaching, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status with the Society for Education and Training. His research interests are centered on Wellbeing and Transformation in the context of Policing, and most notably he introduced the concept of Leaveism to explain human behaviours associated with workplace workload and stress. In 2011 his article on ‘Transformational Leadership During Change’ was voted one of the Top 5 Management Articles by the Chartered Management Institute. Ian regularly lectures at Colleges and Universities throughout the UK and overseas, and he is the author of numerous papers on workplace wellbeing, change and public value. He is a Member of the Society for Education and Training and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.


Carrie JacksonCarrie Jackson

Director of the England Centre for Practice Development


In September 2013, after 7 years of heading the Department for Nursing & Applied Clinical Studies, Carrie became Director of the England Centre for Practice Development, a national centre for research, evaluation & innovation located at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Carrie’s passion is for strong partnership working to co-produce knowledge for practice that is sustainable and inclusive of multiple stakeholder needs and she has undertaken a number of consultancy projects focused on developing whole systems approaches to organisational development and transformation, encouraging culture change skills at the front line to promote sustainable change within organisations. She has worked for over 25 years on programmes that have promoted this ethos in the UK, Malta and New Zealand.

Carrie is a member of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC), sits on the Editorial Board of the IPDJ, and is a Visiting Professor of Nursing at Buffalo State University, New York. She holds several honorary clinical academic fellowships with NHS Trusts.


Dr Nicky MillerDr Nicky Miller

Research Evidence Partnerships Manager, College of Policing


Nicky has spent the majority of her career working in the field of applied police research in support of the investigative process. Over the last decade, Nicky has been involved in the College of Policing’s work to embed an evidence-based approach to policing, facilitating the transfer and translation of research evidence in practice; part of this achieved through the development of the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. More recently, Nicky has taken up the position of Research Evidence Partnerships Manager at the College where she is working to facilitate the creation and delivery of fully effective Police-Academic partnerships that will support the development and use of research evidence across policing, as well as helping to build capability in creating, seeking and using research evidence.  


Peter NeyroudPeter Neyroud

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing, University of Cambridge


Peter has been at the Institute since 2010, following a 30-year career in the police service. He has been a Resident Scholar at the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology managing a major research programme, Operation Turning Point; a randomised controlled trial testing offender desistance policing. He has taught senior police leaders and advised governments across the world and in the UK on criminal justice reform. His research interests centre on field experiments in policing, pre-court diversion, crime harm and the implementation and leadership of change in criminal justice agencies.

Peter served for 30 years as a police officer in Hampshire, West Mercia and as Chief Constable of Thames Valley. He set up and ran the National Policing Improvement Agency as CEO. In 2010, he carried out the "Review of Police Leadership and Training" which led to the establishment of the new "National College of Policing", in 2012. He has been an independent reviewer of the Parole Board, a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and on both the National Policing and National Criminal Justice Boards.


Stephen RimmerStephen Rimmer

Director of Impact and Learning at Barnardo's UK


Stephen has worked across a wide range of public service roles over a 30 year period, with a track record of connecting strategic intent to delivery in the real world. He has been Governor of both Gartree and Wandsworth prisons, and has served on the Management Board of the Metropolitan Police. His responsibilities in Government culminated as Crime & Policing Director General for nearly five years, leading the biggest changes to the policing landscape for 50 years. Having led work across the West Midlands to improve public services to vulnerable people, he is now Director of Impact and Learning at Barnardo's UK. Stephen was awarded a CB for services to police and criminal justice reform in 2014.


Jo Shiner profileJo Shiner

Assistant Chief Constable, Kent Police


Jo Shiner joined Norfolk Constabulary in 1993 as a student officer and has held a wide range of operational roles including leading teams in territorial policing, CID, vulnerable people investigations and Human Resources. Most recently she headed up Norfolk Constabulary’s Vulnerability, Partnerships and Contact and Control Room Directorate through a period of transformation as Chief Superintendent. Mrs Shiner has led at a strategic level for Norfolk Constabulary in a variety of business areas including Integrated Offender Management, MAPPA, Health and Wellbeing, Norfolk Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards. During 2012-13, she completed a 16-month secondment as Chief Superintendent to ACPO working on the Workforce Development agenda. Mrs Shiner has been a tactical and strategic firearms commander for the past 10 years. She joined Kent Police in 2014 as Assistant Chief Constable where she was responsible for Central Operations and more recently, Local Policing.


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