Staff

Rick Muir is Director of the Police Foundation, the country’s leading independent think tank focusing on policing and crime. Prior to that he was the Associate Director for Public Service Reform at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), where he led IPPR’s research programme across public services, including policing, criminal justice,...
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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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Research Assistant
Areas of expertise: fraud, child victimisation
Sabina joined the Police Foundation in December 2016 to work on the Foundation’s Improving the local response to fraud project having recently graduated with an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation topic focused on predictors of victimisation among children. Sabina is also an Accredited Counter-Fraud...
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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...
Policy and Research Officer
Kieran Lewis is the Policy and Research Officer at the Police Foundation. He has a background in social media research, with a focus on counter-terrorism and crisis communication. Prior to joining the Foundation he completed post graduate education in the Netherlands whilst also working for a crisis management consultancy. He has...
Catherine is a qualified primary school teacher and was previously Education Manager for a complementary healthcare membership organisation. She has worked within a variety of settings within the public and charity sector and also co-founded a mental health charity. She joined the Police Foundation in 2008.
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.
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...