Georgina Sinclair

Research Fellow

International Police Development,
Policing and Security


Georgina Sinclair is a senior consultant providing expertise within the wider criminal justice sector and, specifically in relation to international policing assistance and the UK police, the internationalisation of policing and law enforcement (globally) and the provision of police intelligence and counter terrorist services. She has previously held academic lectureships at the Universities of Reading, Leeds and The Open University.


Georgina is police studies academic specialist with an expertise in the history of UK policing (post 1945); international policing development; police intelligence; international criminal investigations and police-military cooperation within hostile environments and post-conflict situations post 1989. She has lectured widely in this field, published continuously since 2000 and regularly presents at conferences and workshops worldwide. Her engagement with research-led knowledge transfer activities has led to policy and strategy development with UK police and ACPO (International Affairs) since 2010. As the sole academic representative on the cross-governmental International Policing Assistance Board (IPAB) she has advised senior UK police (including MOD Police) on a broad range of international policing issues.


Georgina is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Law at Queens University Belfast, an Honorary Fellow at the International Centre for Crime, Policing and Justice at the Open University, an Associate Investigator with ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (Australia), an Associate of the Scottish Institute for Police Research (SIPR), and, a fellow of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. She is currently engaged in research and consultancy projects, and the development of training/academic modules with government, policing and academic partners in the UK and overseas.

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Community Policing in Hong Kong; ‘engaging’ the Lantau Island Community’, Policing: An International Journal of Policy and Practice, (in print 2014).


‘‘Insider’/’Outsider’ Policing: Observations on the role of UK Police (MDP) in Afghanistan and the application of ‘lessons learnt’’ in Transition, Handover & Withdrawal, Historical, Theoretical & Applied Approaches to Exit, Edited by

Timothy Clack & Robert Johnson, Oxford: OUP (in print 2014).


‘International policing and keeping the peace at home’, Policing & Society, (in print 2014),   (with Melissa Bull).


‘Entrepreneurial Policing?  International Policing Challenges’, Open Democracy, (August, 2013): (with Graham Ellison).


‘The Status of Women Police Officers: An International Review’, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, xx (2013), pp. 1-17 (with Tim Prenzler).


‘International Police Assistance: Globalising UK Policing Practices’, Policing UK 2013: Priorities and Pressures: a year of transformation; Strategic Review, London: Witan Publishing, (2013) (with Andy Pritchard).


“Exporting the UK Police ‘Brand’: The RUC-PSNI and the International Agenda”, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Vol. 6, No. 1, (2012), pp. 44-66.


Volume Editor, Globalising British Policing, Volume IV, ‘The History of Policing’, Series Editor Clive Emsley, The History of Policing (4 vols.) (Ashgate, 2011).


‘The UK and International Policing’, History Today, ('History Matters' column), (October, 2011), pp. 49-52 (with Clive Emsley).


‘The Sharp End of the Intelligence Machine: The Rise of the Malayan Police Special Branch 1948-1955’, Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 26, No. 4, (August 2011), pp. 460-477.

Last Updated: Thu 6 Aug 15