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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.
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Karen has had 20 years’ experience in social research in transport. Her research interests include transport poverty and social disadvantage, public participation and knowledge brokerage, social impact evaluation, and car dependence.
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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.
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Hannah coordinates the work of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, working with the Director and other senior academic and professional colleagues to further the Social Sciences Strategy. Hannah is the Manager of the newly awarded £1.3m ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and is responsible for the processes, governance and allocation of the award.
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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.
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Katie oversees LSSI's communications and manages LSSI's website, direct communications, social media and publications. She also works to increase the reach of LSSI both inside and outside the university and supports a number of LSSI events including development and training opportunities. Katie is also the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) coordinator at Leeds. She supports events organised within the WRDTP thematic pathways and provides operational support for ESRC-funded researchers at Leeds.
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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.
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