N8 PRP seeks to create a broad platform for collaboration on policing research, with links to and support for research centres, public bodies, and other relevant organisations. 


The College of Policing is a professional body for everyone working across policing. It is an operationally independent arm’s-length body of the Home Office. The College has a wealth of resources and support for policing research, practice, and career development, including bursaries, evaluation tools, professional guidance, and the National Police Library. A representative from the College sits on the N8 PRP’s Steering Group.  



The Centre for Digital Trust and Society is an inter-disciplinary partnership launched in May 2021. It includes the Digital Technologies and Crime research cluster, led by Dr David Buil-Gil, with research on cryptomarkets, fraud, gambling, online child sexual abuse, online extremism and disinformation. 




Dr Kelly Johnson and Professor Nicole Westmarland established PDARN, the Policing Domestic Abuse Research Network, an international network for people working on police responses to domestic abuse. Join the mailing list for events, discussion, and news.  



A consortium led by the University of Manchester, Sprite+ increases engagement in research, practice, and policy relevant to trust, identity, privacy, and security in digital contexts. Research themes include Digital Vulnerabilities, Accountability and Ethics, and Power and Control.



The Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre is the first of its kind to study how vulnerabilities affect policing. Led by former N8 PRP Lead Professor Charlie Lloyd, and former N8 PRP Director Professor Adam Crawford, the Centre will launch in May. A number of posts and PhDs are currently advertised.