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Liam Ralph is a Criminology lecturer and teaches on Criminology and Policing degrees, as well as The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP). Liam joined Northumbria University as a Research Fellow on an ESRC-funded Visible Policing project in 2019. Liam was awarded his PhD in 2020 on police use of social media in Scotland. He also has experience of working in the Scottish Government with Justice Analytical Services (JAS). Whilst working here, Liam contriuted to the Public Confidence Steering Group drawing on his analysis of Scottish Justice Crime Survey data linked to improving public confidence in the police and satisfaction during encounters.

Main research interests: policing, police legitimacy, public confidence, technology, and social media

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Criminology, PhD, Edinburgh Napier University

Oct 2015Jul 2020

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

Criminology, MRes, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 20141 Sep 2015

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

Criminology, BA (Hons), Edinburgh Napier University

1 Sep 20101 Apr 2014

Award Date: 1 Apr 2014


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