The N8 Policing Research Project has a wide range of individuals on board, from research experts at some of the UK’s best Universities to long serving Police Officers.

Central team

Professor Geoff Pearson

Geoff PearsonN8 PRP Academic Co-Director, The University of Manchester

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Chief Supt. Ngaire Waine

Ngaire WaineN8 PRP Police Co-Director, Merseyside Police

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Dr Eon Kim

Director of the New Researchers in Policing Network and Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester. 

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Helen Gordon-Smith

Helen Gordon-SmithN8 PRP Project Manager, The University of Manchester

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Policing leads

Cheshire: Karen Byrom

Karen ByromHead of Research and Business Intelligence, Cheshire Constabulary

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Cleveland: Tara Holford

Corporate Services Manager, Cleveland Constabulary

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Cumbria: Robert Ewin

Robert EwinDetective Sergeant responsible for delivering both initial and investigative skills training, Cumbria Constabulary

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Durham: Lynne Wake

Senior Problem Solving & Partnerships Manager, Durham Constabulary

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Greater Manchester: Annabel Straw

Annabel StrawStrategy & Policy Officer, Greater Manchester Police

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Humberside: Donna Tranter

Donna TranterHead of Corporate Development, Humberside Police

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Humberside: James Tabor

Strategic Planning Manager, Humberside Police

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Lancashire: Laura Archer-Power

Laura Archer-PowerHead of Data and Crime Science, Lancashire Constabulary

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Lancashire: Laura Zeniou

Evidence Based Policing Co-ordinator, Lancashire Constabulary

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Merseyside: Louise Kane

Head of Performance, Analytics & Evaluation, Merseyside Police

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North Yorkshire: Samantha Millar

Sam Millar

Superintendent, Business Change Lead, QGM, North Yorkshire Police

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Northumbria: Jo Ishida

Corporate Development Manager, Northumbria Police

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Northumbria: Anu Vaittinen

Evaluation & Quality Assurance Adviser, Corporate Development, Northumbria Police

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South Yorkshire: John Crapper

John CrapperStrategic Delivery Unit, South Yorkshire Police

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West Yorkshire: Rebecca Tennyson

Rebecca Tennyson-MasonStrategy function lead, West Yorkshire Police

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Academic leads