National Engagement Group

The Centre’s National Engagement Group brings together experts from government departments, universities, charities and policing to support the Centre’s work.

The Group’s interdisciplinary expertise helps the Centre connect with key stakeholders and provides advice on policy, practice and research developments and opportunities across multiple sectors.

In particular, the Group supports the Centre in its work to implement its communications and impact strategy and ultimately to reshape how the police and other organisations work together in order to reduce harm among vulnerable people in society.

The National Engagement Group fulfils the role of an advisory board and has responsibility for overseeing the activities of the Centre outlined in its ESRC funding bid.

Terms of reference

Read the National Engagement Group’s terms of reference.

National Engagement Group membership

Rose Broad

Professor Kiran Trehan


University of York

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Alexy Buck and Rachel Dubourg

Ministry of Justice, Chief Social Researchers

Rose Broad

Balbir Chatrik


Ross Coomber

Gareth Edwards

Vulnerability Knowledge Practice Programme

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Harriet Fearn

Department for Education

Rose Broad

Ben Greener

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Ross Coomber

Kelly Grehan

Revolving Doors

Ross Coomber

Sophie Linden

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in the London Mayor’s Office

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Will Linden

Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, Deputy Director Research

Rose Broad

Professor Ian Loader

University of Oxford

Ross Coomber

Dr Rick Muir

Police Foundation

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Dr Andy Myhill

College of Policing

Rose Broad

Christian Papaleontiou

Home Office

Ross Coomber

Adé Solarin

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

Ross Coomber

Professor Paul Taylor

NPCC & Lancaster University, Chief Scientific Advisor on Policing

Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Professor Dame Sara Thornton

University of Nottingham Rights Lab

Rose Broad

Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine

Merseyside Police & N8 Policing Research Partnership