SIPR Newsletter Issue 128 – December 2020

SIPR Newsletter Issue 128 - December 2020

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Introduction from Dr Liz Aston – SIPR Director

What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said…..

…however, amongst the challenges, the sadness, and the difficulties, this year has showed us how resilient our amazing community of researchers and practitioners can be.

We have all adapted to news ways of living and working and continued to produce quality, valuable, and impactful work.

Looking back over the year I am proud of SIPR’s continued support of our wonderful community and the role we have played in funding excellent projects (including three outstanding studentships); maintaining crucial knowledge exchange (including webinars and a virtual event in lieu of our conference); and disseminating key research outputs (including our special pandemic briefings series and blog).

In 2020 SIPR focussed on reviewing our mission and throughout the year we worked closely with governance and leadership teams to establish a strong strategic plan for the next phase of our institute. We have set ambitious goals which will increase effectiveness and continue to support the creation of excellent, world-leading policing research in Scotland.

Like many of you we are eager to start 2021. We have some brilliant initiatives planned for the year including those mentioned below such as a new studentship round; the ‘Future of Policing’ research grants; and a schedule of engaging seminars (starting with the Leadership webinars mentioned below). 

I wish you all a well-deserved, restful break over the festive season and look forward to working with you in what will hopefully be a brighter and exciting 2021!

Dr Liz Aston
SIPR Director

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