Workshop considers Research Co-Production and its Impact in Policing


 March 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm York Medical Society, York

The N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) is hosting a half-day workshop on the opportunities and challenges presented by the ‘Evaluation of Research Co-Production and Impact’. The aim is to draw from experiences and lesson of research co-production in different areas of policy and service delivery and to apply these to the policing context.
The workshop will explore the following amongst other issues:
  • Models and methodologies of research co-production;
  • Benefits that derive from co-production;
  • Challenges presented in realising co-production;
  • Questions of funding research co-production and evaluating impact.

Heather Campbell from the University of Sheffield will present key findings from her N8 Co-Production report –, followed by a series of other brief presentations and a structured discussion.

Other speakers will include:

  • Adam Crawford from University of Leeds and Director of the N8 PRP;
  • Charlie Lloyd & Geoff Page from York University and Evaluation lead for the N8 PRP;
  • Tiggey May & Gillian Hunter from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London and evaluators for the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction;
  • Karen Lumsden who leads the Policing Research Group at Loughborough University and sits on the Strategic Board of the East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC);
  • Nicky Miller and Rebecca Teers from the College of Policing.


The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in models of co-production and their evaluation both in the policing context and more broadly. This event will be of interest to police, statutory and regulatory bodies, policing partners, NGOs, researchers and academics.