To critically assess how information can be effectively exchanged between law enforcement agencies in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (within the context of serious organised crime).


  • Map existing info exchange processes, systems and models.
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to efficient information sharing.
  • Develop, assess and refine conceptual frameworks to support information exchange between international law enforcement agencies.


Project Duration: 4 years

Funding: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme (project value: £958,924)  

Ethics: all research is subject to ethical approval and secure data storage. Anonymity and confidentiality will be maintained

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Principal Investigator: Dr Becky Phythian