Dr Rick Muir is Director of the Police Foundation, the UK’s independent policing think tank. He has been a public policy researcher for most of his career, most latterly working on public service reform, including on policing and criminal justice policy, at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Prior...
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Research Director
Areas of expertise: neighbourhood policing, evaluation, multi-agency working, offender management
Andy joined the Police Foundation in July 2013 having spent nine years in analytical roles with the Metropolitan Police Service. During his time with the MPS Andy worked as a crime and intelligence analyst before moving to a central Corporate Development team where he carried out strategic research, corporate performance...
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Senior Researcher
Areas of expertise: organised crime, fraud, child sexual exploitation, cross-border policing, police prioritisation, police data, information systems
Michael Skidmore joined the Police Foundation in May 2014 as a researcher on a project studying ‘The Impact of Organised Crime on Local Communities’. He previously worked as a researcher in government for six years, most recently in Home Office Science where he developed a portfolio of work looking at...
Catherine is a qualified primary school teacher and was previously Education Manager for a complementary healthcare membership organisation. She has worked in a variety of settings within the public and charity sector and also helped co-found a mental health charity. She became the Communications Officer in 2011.
Sue has been Office Manager for the Foundation since 1997. She has previously worked as a Branch Manager’s secretary and supervisor for a large international bank and brings a wealth of experience to the Foundation, where she is responsible for the day to day running of the office.
Research Officer
Areas of expertise: Neighbourhood policing, Safeguarding
Ruth Halkon is a research officer at the Police Foundation. She joins the Foundation from the Metropolitan Police where she served for three years as a police constable in Haringey in North London. As a Dedicated Ward Officer she used evidence-based policing to tackle homelessness, drug dealing and antisocial behaviour...
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Senior Associate Fellow
Gavin was Deputy Director of the Police Foundation from May 2014 to May 2017. Previously, Gavin was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (Birkbeck College) working on a study of misconduct by chief police officers for the College of Policing. Gavin has extensive experience...
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Senior Associate Fellow
Dr Ian Kearns is a senior associate fellow of the Police Foundation. He has 25 years of experience working in the public, private and NGO sectors. He is a former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Prior to this Ian was a Director...
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