Project Team

Dr Becky Phythian
Principal Investigator
Reader, Edge Hill University

Becky is a Reader in Policing and leads the iLeX project.

She completed her academics studies in psychology, before undertaking various lecturing and research-related roles in the field of policing.

Following her research examining the use of the Police National Database in agency information sharing, Becky obtained funding to explore law enforcement information sharing on an international scale (the iLeX Project).

Prof Stuart Kirby
Emeritus Professor, UCLan | CrimeInsights Ltd.

Stuart is a chartered psychologist and Emeritus Professor of Policing.

He retired from Lancashire Constabulary as a Detective Chief Superintendent in command of specialist crime and operations, before moving to academia.

Stuart is a consultant to UK police forces and the NPCC, is a judge for the UK Problem Oriented Policing Awards, and has engaged with police forces across the world, including USA, India, Canada and Australia.

Dr Lauren Swan-Keig
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Edge Hill University

Lauren completed her academic studies in investigative and forensic psychology and was awarded her PhD in 2020.

Her PhD focused on improving the communication between the emergency services and members of the public.

Outputs of Lauren’s PhD research included practitioner reports sent to government and delivering training as part of Merseyside Fire and Rescue’s professional development programme.

Prof Andrew Millie
Professor, Edge Hill University

Andrew is Professor of Criminology and Associate Head of the School of Law, Criminology and Policing, Edge Hill University.

He has extensive experience in policing research. He is also known for work that explores the overlaps between criminology, theology and philosophy. 

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