Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing




Queen Margaret University is strongly committed to social justice and our researchers strive to improve people’s lives locally, nationally, and internationally. This commitment is exemplified by our policing-relevant research. We acknowledge and appreciate the growing importance of evidence-based practices in policing and the need for partnership working in order to balance practical challenges with evidence-based best practices. To this end, we are hosting a knowledge exchange and networking event with the theme Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing. Please join us on Thursday, May 31 for this showcase of Queen Margaret University’s policing-relevant research and a keynote presentation by Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland.

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Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland.


Shining a light in the right places - the role of inspection in improving policing across Scotland


Gill Imery was appointed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland in April 2018. This is an independent appointment under Royal Warrant and confers wide ranging powers to look into the “state, effectiveness and efficiency” of both Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority. She is also Scotland’s senior advisor on policing.

Previously a career police officer, Gill has held a range of senior posts at Chief Superintendent and Detective Chief Superintendent level, including divisional commander for Edinburgh; head of CID for Lothian and Borders Police; head of public protection and local crime in the Specialist Crime Division of Police Scotland, and divisional commander of the Lothians and Scottish Borders division of Police Scotland.

Prior to being appointed HM Chief Inspector, Gill was on a two year secondment from Police Scotland to carry out the role of Assistant Inspector of Constabulary at HM Inspectorate for Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS).

She was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the 2017 Queens Birthday Honours.


Jamal K. Mansour


Eyewitness identification in Scotland: How can research address practical challenges?  


Jamal has been at Queen Margaret University since 2013 when she joined the division of Psychology and Sociology. She is a member of QMU’s Memory Research Group and the Centre for Applied Social Sciences. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University and she completed her PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Her research focuses on the nature of decision making when people view lineups. Jamal is particularly keen on working with police officers to find evidence-based approaches to collecting identification evidence that balance the practical challenges of policing with what we know about human memory and decision making.


Ann Clark


Alison Strang


Ian Elliot

17:00 Networking and Registration (with juice/wine/canapés)

17:30 Welcome

17:35 Keynote Speaker - Gill Imery QPM, HMICS - Shining a light in the right places - the role of inspection in improving policing across Scotland

18:00 Ann Clark - Senior Lecturer (Speech and Language Therapy)

18:10 Ian Elliott - Senior Lecturer (Organisational Strategy and Change)

18.20 Jamal Mansour - Senior Lecturer (Eyewitness Identification)

18.30 Alison Strang - Senior Research Fellow (Refugees and Asylum Seekers)

18:40 Panel Discussion - Chaired by Carol Brennan - Director, Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre

19:15 Reception / Poster Session

All attendees are warmly encouraged to network over wine and nibbles following the panel discussion in the Piano Bar. Posters featuring other policing-relevant work by QMU researchers as well as funding opportunities will be highlighted.

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Event Details

Location Queen Margaret University Campus Queen Margaret University Drive Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 31 May 2018
5:00pm End 31 May 2018
Cost Free
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