About Us

Established in 2007 and supported during its initial 5 year phase by investment from the Scottish Funding Council and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland, SIPR is a collaboration between Police Scotland, the Scottish Police Authority, and 14 Scottish universities* established to carry out high quality, independent research and to make evidence-based contributions to policing policy and practice.

The consortium of Higher Education Institutions involved in SIPR are: Abertay Dundee, Dundee, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, Heriot-Watt (joined 2010), Queen Margaret (joined 2017), Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, The West of Scotland, and the Open University in Scotland (joined 2015).

Please explore this section of the website to discover more details of our aims and structure, contact information, and details of our Executive Committee and our Advisory Committee. A database with Profiles of Research Staff funded by SIPR and academics and practitioners associated with the Institute is under development. To be included, please see the People section.

A Recruitment section provides details of current lectureship opportunities. Please see the Research Opportunities section for details of PDRAs, PhDs and Practitioner Fellowships.

A Frequently Asked Questions section provides further information on how we can help with funding and disseminating research findings. Researchers interested in being associated with SIPR should note the details provided in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SIPR and Police Scotland

Contact Us

Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Applied Sciences
Room 2.B.31 Sighthill Campus
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh EH11 4BN

Dr Liz Aston
Phone: 0131 455 3323 / 07745 417465

Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager:
Monica Boyle
Phone:  0131 455 3459




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