Upcoming Events

Please see the links in the list below for future and past events.

Are you organising an event and would like assistance from SIPR?

SIPR is pleased to provide support for Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities within the SIPR Consortium of Universities.  If you are organising an event and would welcome support for advertising it to the membership of SIPR (both in Scotland and wider as appropriate) please contact the SIPR Business and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Monica Boyle (m.boyle@napier.ac.uk).  

SIPR also has limited funds available for supporting KE events that can be co-badged.  Please contact either Liz Aston (l.aston@napier.ac.uk) or Monica Boyle to discuss this.


Dr Nick Bland

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill

Policing Justce and Society Seminar Series

"All Hands On: what does deliberative democracy mean for the everyday practices of professionals, their public work and citizen participation?"

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/92037130535


Concerns about contemporary democracy and citizen participation have led to what has been described as an increasing ‘deliberative wave’ across the world. New institutional forms, democratic innovations such as deliberative mini-publics, have been used to enable informed public involvement in decision-making. In the UK and Ireland, governments and other public bodies are commissioning mini-publics- citizen assemblies, juries and panels - to engage the public at national and local levels on a wide range of policy issues. Drawing on his experience with, and research on, mini-publics in Scotland, Nick reflects on what we can learn from these experiments in deliberative democracy. He considers whether and how they might influence the work of public servants and other professionals. Looking particularly at the police as an example, he considers the opportunities for new ways to engage with, and involve, the public. And he considers questions about the role of academics in informing the public, and about public understanding of research evidence in deliberative approaches.

Dr Nick Bland is Research Adviser to the Local Governance Review at the Scottish Government and part of the research team evaluating the Citizens Assembly of Scotland. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Applied Sciences, Napier University; and was co-director at What Works Scotland, University of Edinburgh, where he was a visiting Professor. He works across the boundaries of research, policy and practice with research interests in citizen participation, local governance, democratic innovation, partnership-working and prevention, with specific application to policing.


CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

 

A Joint Queen Margaret University/ SIPR event
"Applied Cognitive Psychology in Forensic Settings"
 
Monday 22 June 2020, 10.00 - 16.00
Conference Suite, Queen Margaret University
 
The SIPR Evidence and Investigation Network is pleased to follow up on the very successful networking event held at Dundee University in 2018. On Wednesday 22nd June, 2020, Queen Margaret University will host a networking event, organised by Dr Jamal K. Mansour (QMU) and SIPR Associate Director, Dr Penny Woolnough (University of Abertay).

The event will bring together researchers, students, and practitioners actively working on or interested in applying cognitive psychology to forensic settings. Presenters and attendees will discuss current interests and expertise across Scotland, (re)establish key connections, and identify potential new collaborations and avenues for funding.

The final programme, which will be determined following expressions of interest to attend and participate, is likely to comprise a combination of short presentations and facilitated discussion.
Presentations are invited on a broad range of topics within the theme Applied Cognitive Psychology in Forensic Settings, and might include:
  • eyewitness memory;
  • cognitive bias in forensic science,;
  • jury decision making;
  • surveillance;
  • investigative interviewing; and
  • police search.
We hope that you can join us. Places are FREE, but are limited to 30 delegates to maximise participation and networking.

PLEASE INTIMATE YOUR INTEREST IN CONTRIBUTING A TALK / ATTENDING BY 31st MARCH
To register your interest in attending, please contact Dr Jamal Mansour at jmansour@qmu.ac.uk with your:
  • name
  • email address
If you would like to present your research, please additionally provide:
  • a title for your proposed presentation
  • a brief outline of what you would cover (2-3 sentences)

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The Third SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium

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