NRiPN Events

An overview of our webinars and in-person events, where postgraduate and early career researchers access support and advice on developing successful careers in policing research.

2023 Events

NRiPN Excellence in Policing Research

Research Away Day

Merseyside Police HQ
Thursday 2 Nov, 10:00-16:00


Members of the NRiPN were joined by the N8 PRP team and representatives from Merseyside and Lancashire Police to develop their understanding of how to design high-impact collaborative research with police. 

Attendees were welcomed to Merseyside Police HQ by ACC Ngaire Waine. Louisa Laveback from the Merseyside Evidence Based Policing Team gave a presentation on the work of the team and the use of data in ‘hotspot’ policing, followed by a Q&A session. Attendees then presented their current projects and got feedback from police and the N8 PRP team on how their work could have practical value for practitioners, how this could increase the academic significance of their work, and developing collaborative methodologies. Following a networking lunch, attendees split into small groups to workshop how to develop police priorities (submitted by the N8 PRP police partners) into research projects. Funding is available to attendees who wish to develop these projects further. 

NRiPN Excellence in Policing Research

Engaging with Police for Research Projects

Wednesday 4 July, 13:00-14:00


Webinar panel with Dr Layla Skinns (University of Sheffield), DCI Andy Crowe (Force Lead for Innovation, Durham Constabulary) and Louisa Laveback (EBP Co-ordinator, Merseyside Police). Attendees gained an insight into how to find relevant contacts, the framework police use for engaging with research and researchers, how to present research ideas to police, what ‘value’ means for police in research projects.

NRiPN Excellence in Policing Research

Academic Publishing

NRiPN Teams Channel
Wednesday 1 March, 13:00-14:00


Webinar panel with senior commissioning editors, journal editors, and experience reviewers from Palgrave Macmillan (Josie Taylor), The Journal of Policing and Society (Professor Jenny Fleming), the Journal of Organizational Ethnography (Dr Mike Rowe), and Professor Geoff Pearson (speaking from his experience of ‘2nd reviewer’). Attendees gained an insight into navigating the world of academic publishing including book proposals, responding to reviewer notes, and finding the right journal for a submission. 

A summary of the discussion in available on the NRiPN Teams channel, available to NRiPN members. 

2022 Events

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VPRC Researcher Development Fund

NRiPN Teams Channel
Thursday 15 Nov, 15:00-16:00


VPRC Researcher Development Fund Call

Webinar to discuss N8 PRP support for applications to the VPRC Research Development Fund with Dr Rose Broad, Co-I at VPRC, Prof Geoff Pearson, Dr Eon Kim, and Helen Gordon-Smith.


NRiPN Launch

New Researchers in Policing Network

Oddfellows Hall, University of Manchester Campus
Thursday 29 Sept, 10:00-15:00


The New Researchers in Policing Network (NRiPN) is a community of Post Graduate and Early Career Researchers in the N8 PRP region that supports research, bids, events, collaboration, and impact. At this launch event, we introduced N8 PRP and the Network, discussed research interests and made plans for collaboration, events, and shaping how NRiPN can support research and careers.