Andy Higgins

Research Director

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Andy joined the Police Foundation in 2013 to lead on analysis and evaluation for the Police effectiveness in a changing world project, and has since researched and written on neighbourhood policing, multi-agency case management, victim belief, supra-force governance and the links between crime and housing. He became the Foundation’s Research Director in 2017. Before joining the Police Foundation Andy spent nine years working in analytical roles with the Metropolitan Police Service, including as a crime and intelligence analyst, before moving to a central Corporate Development team where he carried out strategic research, corporate performance analysis and co-authored a large-scale evaluation of an Integrated Offender Management initiative. He has also worked in commercial qualitative and quantitative market research and has degrees from Oxford and the Open Universities.


Published: 21st May 2018

This paper brings together key learning from the Police Foundation’s Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project.

Blog Posts

Published: 29th October 2018
It’s a tricky business making recommendations in policing research. However robust your methodology, accurate your analysis or insightful your findings, if your suggestions for change aren’t feasible, or overlook the...
Themes: Cyber crime, Fraud
Published: 25th January 2017