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Institute of Criminology


Dr Brandon Langley

MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management from 2023

Dr Eleanor Neyroud

Eleanor has a PhD from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. This focussed on the overlap between victimisation and offending. Using data from the Turning Point Project this offered an innovative analysis using randomised control trial data to explore the impact of an offender focussed intervention not on offending but victimisation. After and during completing her PhD Dr Neyroud has been working in the Criminology and Policing field in a variety of roles doing a combination of both teaching and research. Presently Dr Neyroud is employed by the Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing (CCEBP), as well as the Metropolitan Police’s Strategic Insight Unit (SIU) working as a research manager and analyst. For the SIU Dr Neyroud is the primarily analyst working on a replication of Turning Point, as well as assisting in the evaluation of other randomised control trials. With the CCEBP Dr Neyroud’s work includes teaching online and in person short courses for police officers and analysts on several topics including policing serious violence and hot spot policing for PCSOs. Dr Neyroud also worked with Professor Sherman and Dr Peter Neyroud in the creation of the Cambridge Crime Harm Index, which helps police forces score crimes from the most harmful to the least allowing them to identify high harm people and places. Dr Neyroud has worked for the past three years with MsT students at the Institute of Criminology, beginning with providing statistical support to students and is now currently supervising students through their thesis year.

Research Manager at the Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing

Mrs Olivia Pinkney

MSt. in Applied Criminology and Police Management programme from 2023


Dr Gabriela Roman

MSt in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management 

Jacqueline Sebire

Retired Assistant Chief Constable and currently Senior Instructor in Leadership at Rabdan Academy Abu Dhabi UAE.  

Special interests are domestic abuse, risk assessment, leadership and crisis management

Worked with the MSt. in Applied Criminology and Police Management programme since 2016

David Shaw

David started as a Supervisor at Cambridge in 2022 and takes inspiration from working with the highly talented and motivated students and staff that make this programme such a rewarding and fulfilling experience for all those involved.

He is priveliged to have enjoyed a 36 year career in policing, operating at Chief Officer level for 11 years and culminating as Chief Constable of West Mercia Police. I held  national leadership roles for more than a decade as NPCC Lead of the Conflict Management portfolio and, biometric databases.

Leaving policing in 2016, David has continued his professional development working with the Home Office as stakeholder engagement lead and police advisor supporting a range of technology programmes and centres of innovation.Consequently, He has maintained professional currency with engagement across the police service, within the NPCC, the APCC and Government enhancing hisappreciation of the leadership, governance, ethical, organisational and technological challenges facing the service.


Debbie Simpson

Debbie is currently a supervisor for first year students undertaking the MSt Applied Criminology and Police Executive Programme. After 35 years Debbie retired from policing as a Chief Constable having served in three different forces across the UK. She has a particular interest in leadership and development as well as improving policing through evidence based practice.

Chris Sims

MSt in Applied Criminology and Police Management programme - Chris began his career in the Metropolitan Police in 1980 and was Chief Constable of Staffordshire  Police before retiring as Chief Constable of West Midlands Police in 2016.  He led work in the fields of forensic science, counter terrorism and the national response to austerity.  At the West Midlands Police he constructed a transformation programme to reset policing delivery and introduce new technology that involved a unique relationship with the private sector.  He is currently Policing Advisor to the Home Office Biometrics Programme with a particular interest in Facial Recognition.  In 2013 he was awarded the Peel Medal for his contribution to evidence based policing.  He is a graduate of St Peters College, Oxford and holds an MBA from Warwickshire University.

Jayne Sykes

Three decades of experience with West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and, laterly, T/Chief Executive of the WY Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (WYOPCC). A graduate of both the Strategic Command Course for chief officers and the University of Cambridge Police Executive Programme.  Experience includes Head of Performance and Intelligence Analysis for WYP and establishment of the Violence Reduction Unit at the WYOPCC.  Research interests include the design and implementation of a randomised trial in police body-worn video.  Current consulting portfolio includes the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-based Policing (tutor) and Home Office (programme management and governance).


(Last updated April 2023)