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Dr Paul Walley receives the award presented by Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, OU

The Steven Chase Memorial Award

As part of the Memorial Lecture on 15 June, we had The Steven Chase Award which is for a CPRL project which best illustrates “research into practice and practice into research” and which is based on collaboration between an academic and a police organisation. 

20th July 2023

New Academic Director

Dr Emma Williams has been appointed to be the new Academic Director of the Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).

29th June 2023

New Vacancy: Research Associate

We are recruiting for a Research Associate to join our Centre for Policing Research and Learning to work on a project which is focussed on evidence-led prosecutions in cases of domestic abuse. 

Closing Date: 3 July, 2023 - 12:00

20th June 2023

Meet our new Research Fellow

Ben will start his new post by scoping out and setting up research opportunities as part of the Centre's proposed commission to improve the legitimacy and trustworthiness of policing in the UK.

19th June 2023

Hear from Emma Bilsdon as she reflects on her time as a Senior Practitioner Fellow with the Centre

Emma Bildson joined the Centre on a 3-month secondment to work on a research project. Find out about her experience and the research project she worked on.

13th June 2023

Redesigning the response to reports of missing young persons. Can demand be prevented?

This report identifies improvements that can be made to help reduce demand and resource requirements to deal with young missing persons.

8th June 2023

PhD Studentship Opportunity

The Policing team have had a Studentship accepted by the Faculty. This provides a tremendous opportunity for someone to work on a funded project entitled "Stress and decision making – the link between trauma, culture and misconduct in policing", with Matthew Higgins and Sarah-Jane Lennie leading the work. 

1st June 2023

Police Strategic Applied Leadership in Data and Technology Course

Senior police leaders were on campus in Milton Keynes for four days at the end of April. This follows CPRL winning a contract late last year to deliver an innovative programme for the College of Policing’s National Police Well-being Service (NPWS).

25th May 2023

Distracted Driving: Time to Refocus

On 10 May 2023 the OU hosted the Driving Change day conference, entitled ‘Distracted driving: time to refocus’, co-funded by the OU and the Road Safety Trust.

23rd May 2023

Invitation to The Steven Chase Memorial Lecture

On Thursday 15 June 2023 we will be holding the inaugural Steven Chase Memorial Lecture. This is named after the former Chair of the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at The Open University.

16th May 2023

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Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 10:30 to 12:30

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