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
Professor Kiran Trehan
His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
Alexy Buck and Rachel Dubourg
Ministry of Justice, Chief Social Researchers
Vulnerability Knowledge Practice Programme
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime in the London Mayor’s Office
Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, Deputy Director Research
Home Office – Deputy Director, Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Unit
Professor Paul Taylor
NPCC & Lancaster University, Chief Scientific Advisor on Policing
Professor Dame Sara Thornton
University of Nottingham Rights Lab
Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine
Merseyside Police & N8 Policing Research Partnership