N8 universities produce world-renowned research, and the academics listed here are all actively working on contemporary questions in policing. If you’re looking for comment on a news story, or to commission research, the contacts below will get you to an expert opinion.
Please refer to the ‘Experts by Theme‘ list for contacts who will be able to comment their area of expertise in policing, or direct you to a more appropriate researcher in the field.
Research and Evaluation Requests
If you are interested in commissioning research or an academic evaluation of a project, please refer to the ‘Experts by Theme‘ list for contacts who will be able to comment their area of expertise in policing, or direct you to a more appropriate researcher in the field. Alternatively, the Regional Lead will be able to direct you to an appropriate local researcher. If you are from an N8 PRP partner force, please ensure you also contact the N8 PRP police lead in your organisation.
To get the best value from research and evaluation, an academic should be involved as early as possible in the project so the necessary data can be identified and gathered to a standard that allows for meaningful analysis.
In your request, please give a brief summary of the project, the projected timeframes, and the expected deliverable from the researcher (e.g. a 4 page report). Once the broad details of the project are agreed, the researcher will then be able to request a costing from their finance department.
Experts by Theme
|Cheshire and Greater Manchester||Geoff Pearson|
|Cleveland||Donna Marie Brown|
|Cumbria and Lancashire||Sophie Nightingale|
|North Yorkshire||Geoff Page|
|South Yorkshire||Joanna Shapland|
|West Yorkshire||Stuart Lister|