Adam’s research interests include public policing, private security, crime prevention, community safety, partnerships, youth justice, anti-social behaviour, victims of crime, restorative justice, urban governance and the regulation of public space.
He has successfully secured over £10 million in external research funding, mostly as principal investigator.
Adrian is an interdisciplinary sociologist, with research interests in migration studies, urban and regional studies (particularly Europe and East Asia), and contemporary arts. He previously held professorships at UCLA, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Sciences Po, Paris.
Hannah manages the Impact Acceleration Account for the social sciences which provides knowledge exchange and capacity building funding opportunities to link social scientists with external partners. Hannah is also the Business Partnership Manager for the social sciences and is leading on the NPIF Accelerating Business Collaboration funding that will deliver activities for PhD and Early Career Researchers in order to link them with industry.
Alison supports cross-disciplinary research and innovation between and beyond the social sciences. She has extensive experience in supporting cross-institutional research, knowledge exchange, impact and strategic policy implementation in the Higher Education sector. As Research and Innovation Development Manager, Alison helps bring together different disciplinary expertise to address complex research problems. She particularly works to connect academics and stakeholders with large funding opportunities, and supports LSSI's international partnerships.
Camilla takes the lead on supporting the policy and public engagement activities of the LSSI in addition to fostering enhanced relations with the business community, acting as the main point of contact from the LSSI in regards to these endeavours. She also supports academics interested in engaging with local, national or even international policy communities or keen to explore opportunities for research-informed public engagement. Camilla is also responsible for organising engagement-facing workshops, events, developmental opportunities and networking activities to support academics in these regards.
Gina Hardcastle is the new Communications and Graduate Coordinator at LSSI. She will be overseeing all communications activities for the Institute, including social media, newsletters and website content. She will also be a point of contact for the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership at Leeds. Gina has a background in Higher Education, having worked at the University of Huddersfield in Marketing and Student Recruitment.