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Scottish International Policing Conference – Community Well-Being & Safety: Building Partnerships in Policing 

SIPR is delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the 11th Scottish International Policing Conference which is taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2023 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh.

This year the conference is being co-chaired by Professor Lesley McMillan (SIPR Associate Director and lead of the Public Protection network) and SIPR Director, Professor Liz Aston and the theme of the conference is “Community wellbeing and safety: building partnerships in policing” which aligns with SIPR’s first strategic priority and covers a range of topics including gender-based violence, mental health, and public confidence. We are delighted to welcome this year, two new keynote speakers:

  • Delivering the Nick Fyfe Lecture: Professor Aisha Gill a leading academic within the fields of health and criminal justice responses to violence against black, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls, and renowned activist for improving policing of black and minoritised groups.
  • Delivering the James Smart Memorial Lecture: Stan Gilmour, former Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, with expertise in counter-terrorism, organised crime, homicide, and public protection, as well as protecting vulnerable people.

As always, our aim for our conference is to provide an opportunity for valuable discussions, identifying key challenges and potential solutions, and sharing examples of best practice. We hope to provide plenty of opportunities to network, and meet your colleagues across policy, practice, and academia.

We are also looking for poster submissions for the Conference, particularly from Early Career Researchers. If you would like to present a poster, please get in touch at! 

For full information on the Conference, please visit the Information Page and for registrations, please visit the Eventbrite Page.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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