SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 104  -   June 2018

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New SIPR Director!

I am sure that all our "SIPR Members" will join me in congratulating Professor Nick Fyfe, the founding Director of SIPR, on his promotion within the University of Dundee to the position of Dean of the School of Social Sciences. Nick has been an outstanding leader for SIPR since 2007, but due to the pressures of his new role, he has had to step down from his position as Director. He does however intend to maintain his interests in policing research, and to keep an active involvement with SIPR.

Liz Aston   

We are delighted to announce that following interviews held in late April, Dr Liz Aston of Edinburgh Napier University has been appointed the next Director of SIPR. Liz has been an active member of the SIPR research community for over ten years and is part of the Police-Community Relations Brokering Team. She has an outstanding record of collaborative research on policing both in Scotland and in Europe, including involvement in major international projects on community policing and stop and search. She is also highly experienced in knowledge exchange and in building strong research-practitioner relationships.

In addition to this expertise, Liz has significant leadership and management experience in higher education and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Head of Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier.

Liz will take up the post of SIPR Director during June.

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Local Approaches to Policing: Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding - CALL FOR PROJECTS UP TO £20k
Local Approaches to Policing (LAP) is an ambitious and diverse programme of work being developed by Police Scotland in pursuance of Policing 2026. Please note that PCR Collaborative Project Funding is only available for members of the SIPR Consortium Universites and Police Scotand / SPA Practitioners More ...

SAVE THE DATE! Forensic Science: an Evidence & Investigation Network "sandpit", and CALL FOR PROJECTS. 11th September 2018, Abertay University
Three main themes for the day have been identified through dialogue with practitioners involved in the Policing 2026 and Forensic Science 2026 strategies: Regulation and legislation of forensic sciences; Evidence capture and communication; and Delivering forensic science at source. Please note that this Funding is only available for members of the SIPR Consortium Universites and Police Scotand / SPA Practitioners More ...

Police Scotland opportunity for a computing student - two x 1 week placements in Malawi
Police Scotland are looking for a university student with appropriate computing skills to engage in a development opportunity and to provide assistance in a Scottish Government funded project in Malawi. All costs for the student will be met and the student will travel to Malawi, supported by a Police Scotland officer. There will be two, seven day visits - one in September 2018, and the second in January 2019. Apply by noon 6th July More ...

SIPR Blog by Richard Cockbain: Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing
On 31st May 2018 Queen Margaret University hosted a Knowledge Exchange Event entitled 'Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing', to highlight the growing importance of evidence-based practices in policing and the need for partnership working in order to balance practical challenges with evidence-based best practices. The keynote presentation was given by Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland. Police Practitioner/PG Student, Richard Cockbain gives his view on the event. More...

The success of failure: can we really build learning organisations in policing?
At the 'Scottish International Policing Conference' organised by SIPR in December 2017, Victoria Herrington, Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management, gave the James Smart Memorial Lecture and examined modern day policing and what these establishments need to consider in order to remain effective and transformative. The full, referenced transcript of her talk is now available.  More ...

Applied Cognitive Psychology In Forensic Settings Networking Meeting, 6 June, University of Dundee
This meeting, organised by Dr Susan Griffiths (RGU) and Dr Penny Woolnough (Abertay) for the SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network,included talks on current research, as well as group discussions on new opportunities. The outputs from this event can be downloaded. PowerPoint Presentations ...

Queen Margaret University - MSc Person-centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing)
This MSc is designed for professionals across all sectors with an interest in public health and wellbeing. Graduates wishing to pursue a career in public health and wellbeing are also invited to apply. The master's degree consists of various relevant and interesting modules including a dissertation with a public health and wellbeing focus. The programme may be studied full-time, part-time or as part of your CPD activities. Applications are open for a September 2018 start. More ...

New Masters in Criminology Course
The School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde is offering a new Masters in Criminology (Research Methods). The programme offers six taught modules alongside a Masters dissertation, all of which are delivered on campus over the traditional academic year. Classes for full time students will start in September 2018.  More ...

REGISTRATION OPEN! International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, October 2018
The 4th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health will be held in Toronto from 21-24 October 2018. The LEPH2018 conference addresses the challenging intersection of law enforcement and public health. As we are hosting LEPH 2019 in Edinburgh next year they are offering a group discount to get as many from Scotland to Canada in October as possible.  More ...

Crimes against Humans and Crimes against Humanity: Implications for Modern Criminology, 29 August - 1 September 2018, Sarajevo.
The 18th Conference of the ESC will be held on 29.08-01.09 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with the above theme. The World War I started with an event that took place in Sarajevo (the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia), and the same century ended with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so this is a fitting topic.  More ...

The Police Foundation Annual Lecture, 3 July, Royal Society of Arts
The Police Foundation has announced that their annual John Harris Memorial Lecture will be given by the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, on 3 July at the Royal Society of Arts, London. This is an invitation-only event and requests to attend should be directed to 

Stirling University - MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate in Applied Professional Studies
Applications for autumn 2018 modules open now - advance your career with postgraduate study at the University of Stirling. Our MSc Applied Professional Studies provides a flexible range of study options in the fields of Child Welfare and Protection and Adult Services, Support and Protection. See our webpage or call 01786 467681 for further information.  More ...

Your contribution would be welcomed for the SIPR Blog!
Contributions to the Blog are welcomed. This blog has three purposes: to expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership; to promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy; and to share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policy makers and community.  visit the Blog for further information ...

SIPR Engagement in European Policing Research Programme
A reminder that SIPR has an Engagement in European Policing Research Programme, which has been updated to include H2020 funding applications to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of £2,000 for any one proposal. More ...

Twitter users...follow the new SIPR Twitter Account (@TheSIPR)!
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Tim Heilbronn
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University of Dundee,
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