SIPR Postgraduate Network

Projects | Thematic Networks

Our student coordinators play a vital role in ensuring that SIPR activities are student-led where possible and supporting our mission to nurture the next generation of policing researchers.

Larissa Engelmann – PhD Candidate, Edinburgh Napier University.

Larissa, who is currently in her second year of study, undertaking the PhD “Police Scotland a learning organisation? A critical assessment of the role of learning and education in the development of police officers and the police organisation in Scotland” stated:

“SIPR has been invaluable in supporting me through my journey as Phd student. Being able to give back and develop our postgraduate research community further is something I am very passionate about. I’m grateful for the opportunity and look forward to get started especially during this somewhat more difficult time for a lot of us.”

Simon-Lewis Menzies – PhD Candidate, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee.

Simon is in his first year and is undertaking the Phd “An analysis of the communication of evidence and to what extent this affects the decision-making process by Police Investigators and the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service in the City of Dundee in respect of rape case progression”. Simon stated:

“I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to work with SIPR to expand the postgraduate community. I am. exceptionally excited to bring my experience around student development and my research passion from LRCFS to SIPR.

Our student coordinators work closely with the SIPR leadership Team to shape the future of the student network through engagement with the postgraduate community and the development of key postgraduate activities including:

Network Steering Group

Associate Director and Chair:

Professor Lesley McMillan,
Professor of Criminology and Sociology,
Glasgow Caledonian University.

Academic Members:

Dr Rachel McPherson,
University of Glasgow.

Dr Scott Grant,

Dr Maureen Taylor,

Inga Heyman,
Edinburgh Napier.

Dr William Graham,

Dr Lynn Kelly,
University of Dundee.

Amy Humphrey,
University of Dundee.

Police Membership:

Chief Superintendent,
Lesley Boal,
Public Protection.

Chief Superintendent,
Davie Duncan,
Safer Communities.

Debbie Forrester,
Domestic Abuse.

Elaine Galbraith,
Child and Adult Protection.

Fil Capaldi, Sexual Crime, Human Trafficking and Exploitation
including prostitution.

Gail Johnston,
Sex Offender Management.

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