Ethical Oversight Panel

The Ethical Oversight Panel (EOP) brings together experts who advise the Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre on ethical issues that arise in its work.

The subject matter of the Centre’s research and its work with vulnerable people mean that ethical questions requiring thoughtful management often need addressing. The EOP’s independent guidance helps the Centre to work through ethical implications and challenges of its work, particularly around the use of data.

The key functions of the EOP are:

  • To challenge and advise the Centre on ethical issues to help navigate obstacles and support rigorous best practice;
  • To support and hold the Centre to account when managing tensions associated with co-production methods with a wide variety of stakeholders, including police and those subject to policing interventions;
  • To liaise closely with the Centre Leadership Team while operating independently of it.

The Ethical Oversight Panel is co-chaired by Professor Stephen Holland (University of York) and Professor Iyiola Solanke (University of Oxford). The Panel includes people with lived experiences that fall under the remit of vulnerability policing.

Panel members

Rose Broad

Professor Stephen Holland


University of York

Ross Coomber

Professor Iyiola Solanke


University of Oxford

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Professor Rose Broad


University of Manchester

Rose Broad

Professor Carlene Firmin MBE

Durham University

Rose Broad

Abimbola Johnson


Ross Coomber

Professor Gloria Laycock


Ross Coomber

Dr Scarlett Redman

The Open University

Ross Coomber

Kelly Ryan

Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Justin Srivastava

Lancashire Violence Reduction Network and NPCC