SIPR Small Grants - 2018 Awards

Research Activites | Four Awards, totalling £80,000, were made in November 2018.

Dr Emma Fletcher,  University of Dundee  

Assessing Risk of Drug Death in People known to Substance Misuse Services – Supporting the D (Tayside Division) Local Approaches to Policing Prototype

 

Co-applicants: 

Professor Nicholas Fyfe, University of Dundee

Dr Phyllis Easton, NHS Tayside

Superintendent John Wyllie, Police Scotland

Dr Stefano De Paoli, Abertay University

Dr William Graham, Abertay University

Dr Vered Hopkins, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership

Dr Fiona Cowden, NHS Tayside

Dr Karri Gillespie-Smith, University of Edinburgh
Moving towards Trauma-Informed policing: An exploration of police officer’s attitudes and perceptions towards Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

 

Co-applicants:
Zara Brodie, Karen Goodall & Kimberly Collins, University of the West of Scotland

Professor Lesley McMillan, Glasgow Caledonian University
Exploring & Evaluating the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland

Dr Andrew Wooff, Edinburgh Napier University
The Special Constabulary in Scotland: Enhancing understanding of the motivations, roles and expectations of the Special Constable in Scotland

See below for further details on the Call, Review Process, and a Summary of each of these projects

SIPR Small Research Grant Competition 2018

Four Awards, totalling £80,000, were made in November 2018:

Dr Emma Fletcher,  University of Dundee  

Assessing Risk of Drug Death in People known to Substance Misuse Services – Supporting the D (Tayside Division) Local Approaches to Policing Prototype

 

Co-applicants: 

Professor Nicholas Fyfe, University of Dundee; Dr Phyllis Easton, NHS Tayside; Superintendent John Wyllie, Police Scotland; Dr Stefano De Paoli, Abertay University; Dr William Graham, Abertay University; Dr Vered Hopkins, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership; Dr Fiona Cowden, NHS Tayside

Dr Karri Gillespie-Smith, University of the West of Scotland
Moving towards Trauma-Informed policing: An exploration of police officer’s attitudes and perceptions towards Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

 

Co-applicants:

Zara Brodie, Karen Goodall & Kimberly Collins, University of the West of Scotland

Professor Lesley McMillan, Glasgow Caledonian University 
Exploring & Evaluating the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland

Dr Andrew Wooff, Edinburgh Napier University
The Special Constabulary in Scotland: Enhancing understanding of the motivations, roles and expectations of the Special Constable in Scotland

SIPR Small Research Grant Competition 2017

Four Awards were made in July 2017:

Andrew Woof, Edinburgh Napier University
Rural policing in Scotland: measuring and improving public confidence

Rhonda Wheate and Elaine McLaughlin, University of Strathclyde
A confident approach in responding to domestic abuse within South Asian communities – laying the foundations for the Police 2026 Strategy

Liz Aston, Edinburgh Napier University and Megan O’Neill, University of Dundee
Public confidence and police visibility: a systematic review

Jennifer Murray and Inga Heyman, Edinburgh Napier University
Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

SIPR Small Research Grant Competition 2015

Seven Awards were made in October 2015:

Dr Amanda Martindale, University of Edinburgh
Creating a Proficiency Scale for Scene Examination in Scotland

Dr Nicola McCallum & Dr Penny Haddrill, University of Strathclyde
KE workshops to establish the current state of RNA profiling research

Dr Alistair Henry, University of Edinburgh
Partners in scrutiny: investigating local policing arrangements in Scotland

Professor Lesley Diack, Robert Gordon University
Investigating code 52 special bail visits for domestic abuse perpetrators: impact of the service

Dr Ed Hall, University of Dundee
Enhancing Police Scotland’s Response to Disability Hate Crime: the Dundee Safe Places Initiative

Dr Nick Bland, What Works Scotland, University of Edinburgh
Involving communities in designing local solutions to local problems: A trial of a deliberative approach to police-community engagement

Dr Martin Elvins, University of Dundee
Measuring risk and efficiency in Police Scotland custody settings

SIPR Small Research Grant Competition 2014

Seven Awards were made in June 2014:

Dr David La Rooy & Dr Ian Ferguson, Abertay University (with Dr Fiona Gabbert, Goldsmiths University, London) Developing a mobile App to support child interviewers

Dr Natalie Coull, Dr Ian Ferguson & Dr Allan MacLeod, Abertay University (with Stephen Lindsay, Dundee City Council, Criminal Justice Services) RIO (Remote Internet Observation)

Professor Susan McVie, Professor Vernon Gayle & Heather Thomson, University of Edinburgh Police Crime and Intelligence Analyst Training

Dr Oona Brooks, University of Glasgow Dual Reports of Domestic Abuse made to the Police in Scotland

Professor Jim Fraser, University of Strathclyde Evaluation of the National Forensic Science Gateway

Dr Liz Aston, Edinburgh Napier University & Professor Ken Scott, UWS Scoping Exercise for Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland

Dr Amanda Martindale, University of Edinburgh Accelerating professional judgement & decision making expertise: feedback and scenario-based training in crime scene examination

SIPR Small Research Grant Competitions

SIPR has run six competitions for small research and knowledge exchange grants. Members of SIPR based in Scotland are eligible to apply and applicants can be from the university sector, Police Scotland, or the Scottish Police Authority. Applications are subject to a peer review process and can be from single individuals/institutions or collaborative ventures involving more than one university and/or a partnership between the academic community and police service. Where possible, applicants are encouraged to secure matched funding from other sources. Possible uses of the grants include: seed-corn funding to develop research projects; short study visits or ‘learning exchanges’; and development of SIPR training/CPD course(s) for the Scottish police service. Applications need to demonstrate their contribution to the overall aims of SIPR and one or more of the following:

• Research that is relevant for policing in Scotland;

• Knowledge exchange involving academic, practitioner and policy communities;

• Enhancing the UK and/or international visibility of SIPR;

• Development of SIPR’s research capacity and capability.

Application Process

Applications consist of :

• A ‘Case for Support’ of up to 1500 words which includes: the aims of the research activity and its relevance and contribution to SIPR; the main outcomes and ouputs of the research; a timetable; details of the costs of the research and any matched funding being requested from other sources.

• Short CVs of the principal applicants (up to one page per person).

Closing Date

The current round of Awards is now complete.

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