The National Consultative Group (NCG)

comprises leading national scholars and representatives of key Criminal Justice agencies and NGOs. Not unlike the IRG, members of the NCG contribute to events hosted by ICRU, engage in research collaborations and/or provide periodic advice and guidance. A key function of the NCG is to assist ICRU to develop and extend opportunities for knowledge exchange and research impact.

Dr. Antje du Bois-Pedain, University of Cambridge. Research keywords: criminal law, transitional justice, penal theory, philosophy of criminal law

Dr Verena Braehler, Research Manager, Equality and Human Rights Commission. Research keywords: comparative research, crime prevention, human rights, policing, security

Ms Sheila Coleman, Hillsborough Justice Campaign. Research keywords: corruption, Hillsborough, policing, power, the state

Ms Deborah Coles, Director, INQUEST. Research keywords: deaths in custody, gender and justice, police, prisons, youth justice

Mr Steve Collett, Retired Chief Probation Officer, Cheshire and Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Liverpool. Research keywords: community rehabilitation companies, criminal justice, community sanctions, probation

Professor Adam Crawford, University of Leeds. Research keywords: community safety, crime prevention, policing, victimology, youth justice

Ms Anita Dockley, Research Director, Howard League for Penal Reform. Research keywords: order and control in prisons, penal reform, suicide and self-harm in prisons, women in prison

Richard Garside, Director, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Research keywords: crime, criminal justice, social harm, policy making

Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge. Research keywords: crime and justice, community penalties, sentencing, social exclusion, women and criminal justice, youth justice

Professor Alisdair Gillespie, Lancaster University. Research keywords: child grooming and solicitation, child sexual exploitation, child pornography, cybercrime, hate crime, sexual offences

Ms Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board. Research keywords: criminal justice, education, social care, youth crime, youth justice

Dr Jonathan Jackson, London School of Economics and Political Science. Research keywords: fear of crime, public attitudes towards the police, risk perception

Mr Mark Johnson, Director, User Voice. Research keywords: criminal justice, drug use, prisons and prisoners, rehabilitation, user engagement

Dr. Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust

Professor Ronnie Mackay, De Montfort University, Leicester. Research keywords: criminal law, diminished responsibility, law and psychiatry, mental condition defences, mental health law

Sir Jon Murphy, Chief Constable, Merseyside Police. Research keywords: covert policing, critical incidents, police, policing, serious and organised crime

Professor Andrew Sanders, University of Sussex. Research keywords: criminal justice, criminal law, socio-legal research, victim-offender-defendant perspectives in criminal justice

Ms Catherine Shaw, Head of Research, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons. Research keywords: juvenile secure estate, prisons, research methods, social exclusion, youth justice