News & Events

Impact Accelerator Funding Launch 24th June 2019

EMPAC is very pleased to be working with the University of Leicester, supported by an Impact Accelerator Account from the Economic and Social Research Council, which is to develop the impact of social science research. There is a launch of the programme for four Midlands Universities who have an award…

New Northampton research on targeted intervention

EMPAC is pleased to be able to share some new open access research by Northampton University academic, Danny Ash, and colleagues Laura Hunnikin, Amy wells and Stephanie van Goozen. The research is all about better understanding some of the early triggers that can lead to ASB and crime. The particular…

University of Nottingham research on Autism and police custody

The University of Nottingham has conducted new Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research which will help improve the support of autistic individuals in police custody through changes to practice and policy. The research was led by Dr Chloe Holloway, and its  aim was to bring together academics, autistic…

Understanding demand or understanding response?

As part of an ongoing series of free events exploring Understanding Demand, Capacity and Capability, the most recent was held on the 3rd May 2019 at Nottingham Trent University. EMPAC is pleased here to report on progress made so far (please scroll to the end of the feature for previous…

NTU hosts 3rd EMPAC Understanding Demand Workshop

EMPAC is holding its third free regional Understanding Demand, Capacity and Capability meeting on Friday 3rd May 2019 and all are welcome to come along and get involved. Led by Superintendent Mark Housley (Lincolnshire), on behalf of NPPC lead Chief Constable Bill Skelly, such work is about trying to improve…

Research Mindset

What would good look like if we had more of a research mindset? A Parade Room where it’s not about feeling you’ve got to have all the answers but more about ‘how you think’: a research mindset. Let’s take a look at how you think is such an important aspect…

Let’s start a different conversation

EMPAC is pleased to report on an exciting visit by restorative justice expert Terry O’Connell from New South Wales, Australia. Working with Assistant Professor Kerry Clamp of the University of Nottingham, Terry has spent a week finding out about safer neighbourhood policing at Cotton Lane Police Station in Derby (South…

Leicestershire Police Problem Solving Conference success

The 3rd annual Leicestershire Police EBP conference was a great event and EMPAC is pleased to report on key aspects here. The event was opened by the Chief Constable, Simon Cole, and closed by Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon.  The powerhouse behind the conference is Sergeant Mark Brennan, who has…

Thematic Group on Understanding Demand, Capacity and Capability

A recent event at Nottingham Trent University on the 15th March 2019 has highlighted a number of key areas for development in understanding demand, capacity and capability. Academics and practitioners came together to explore development following an initial Roundtable held at Lincolnshire Police HQ back in 2018. Now, a rolling…

Recognition of Prior Experience & Learning, 25th March 2019

EMPAC is pleased to announce a free awareness event to raise the profile of Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning (RPL) on the 25th March 2019, between 2pm and 5pm. The event will be held at The University of Northampton’s Students’ Union, The Platform Club, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF.…