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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.

Title

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

Bio

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.

Abstract 

A perspective from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland on the journey of police reform, five years after the single police service was introduced.  How the Inspectorate uses an evidence based approach to identify and highlight good practice as well as areas for improvement in order to help Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority deliver services that are high quality, continually improving, and effective and responsive to local needs.

Jamal K. Mansour

Title

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

Bio

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

Title

Awareness of and Support for Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Scotland’s Criminal Justice System

Bio

Dr Ann Clark is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University and a Speech and Language Therapist. She graduated with an MA in Linguistics from Edinburgh University in 1992 and then went on to study for her PhD in Language Disorder in Children who have HIV. The clinical aspects of this study led her to study to be become a Speech and Language Therapist at Queen Margaret University. She then worked at Edinburgh University as a post-doctoral research fellow investigating the Genetics of Language Disorder, and became a Lecturer at Queen Margaret University in 2004.

Her research looks at the communication needs of vulnerable children and young people and how their communication needs are recognised and supported in Scotland’s care system, particularly in Children’s Hearings. She also works with young adults who have been in care and are now at university and how they view their communication skills and how these have affected their education and friendships. She works clinically work with looked after children and young people. She is carrying out research into communication needs in Criminal Justice System with the young offenders in HMYOI Polmont and is currently working in a joint project with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists developing a communication screening tool for Appropriate Adults. She represents the RCSLT on The Cross Party Group on Children and Young People at Holyrood.

 

Alison Strang

Title

“Indicators of Integration and implementing the New Scots Refugee Integration strategy”

Bio

Alison Strang is a psychologist whose work addresses the needs of people affected by conflict and disaster in both humanitarian and resettlement contexts. She co-founded the ‘Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network’ launched in 2010 for connecting people, sharing resources and building knowledge (www.mhpss.net). Her research interests include refugee integration and the measurement of wellbeing, especially the contribution of social networks. From 2013 to 2018, Alison chaired the implementation of the Scottish refugee integration strategy, ‘New Scots’. She advises the UK and Scottish Government on refugee integration policy and social cohesion.

 

Ian Elliot

Title

“Collective Leadership in the Context of Scottish Policing”

Bio

Dr Ian C. Elliott is MPA Director at Queen Margaret University and Chair of the UK Learned Society for Public Administration. His research interests encompass the ‘Scottish Approach’ to public services, strategic management in government and leading change in public services. Ian has previously worked at the Scottish Government, Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh Napier University. He also delivered training, education and consultancy to a wide range of organisations including Academi Wales, City of Edinburgh Council, Dundee City Council, Orkney Islands Council and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

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.

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

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

By: Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

Watch presentation in Youtube

 

Awareness of and Support for Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Scotland’s Criminal Justice System

Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Scotland’s Criminal Justice System

By Dr Ann Clark and Dermot Fitzsimons

Watch presentation in YouTube

 

Collective Leadership in the Context of Scottish Policing

Organizational strategy and change

By Dr Ian C Elliott

Watch presentation in YouTube

 

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

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

By Dr Jamal K. Mansour

Watch presentation in YouTube

 

Indicators of Integration and implementing the New Scots Refugee Integration strategy

Indicators of integration and the 'New Scots' strategy

By Alison Strang, QMU & Paul Matheson, Police Scotland

Watch presentation in YouTube

 

 

 

 

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Location Queen Margaret University Campus Queen Margaret University Drive Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 31 May 2018
5:00pm End 31 May 2018
8:00pm
Cost Free
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