Sarah Charman

Senior Associate Fellow

Dr Sarah Charman is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Portsmouth and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. She has researched and published widely in the last 25 years on the sociology of policing and the policing organisation, most notably on policing cultures, police leadership, police recruits and pandemic policing.  Her current research focuses on the areas of police wellbeing and police retention. This links in with her membership of the global Police Staffing Observatory. In addition to her work with individual police forces, Sarah has advised and worked with a number of government and policing organisations in recent years including the NPCC, Police Federation, College of Policing, Office for Statistics Regulation, Government Office for Science and the UK Health Security Agency. In addition to academic publishing, Sarah is a regular contributor to both the national UK press and policing practitioner publications.