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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

CPRL goes to Corvinus University in Budapest

CPRL was well-represented at the recent conference of the International Research Society on Public Management, with a panel of papers on policing and public management and some presentations on co-production in public services, on public leadership and on valuing public innovation.

3rd May 2023

‘Prevention in Partnership’ Conference on 22 March 2023 in Hatfield

A brief summary of the discussions at the “Prevention in Partnership" Conference, co-hosted with Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council.

27th April 2023

Policing at The Open University's Business School recognised in AACSB's 2023 Innovations That Inspire

The Open University Business School has been recognised by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as one of its ‘Innovations That Inspire’ for the pioneering work by academics in its Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) and the Department for Policing Organisation and Practices (POP). 

20th April 2023

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