Centre for Law, Justice and Society Projects and Partnerships

Current research projects

MAFFIN: Mapping Fuzzy Finfluencers’ Landscape https://www.rephrain.ac.uk/strategic-funding-calls/ funded by REPHRAIN: The National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online. Co-led by Professor Julia J.A. Shaw, Dr Panagiotis Andriotis, University of Birmingham and Dr Essam Ghadafi, Newcastle University (2023-2024)

Establishing Networks to Implement the Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations (IMPLEMENDEZ)  https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA22128/ funded by the European Co-operation in Science and Technology Academy, with Professor Dave Walsh as Action Chair working with over 80 academics in 40 countries (2023-2027)

Building a Just Climate Future: Addressing the Impact of ‘Green’ Pension Fund Investments in relation to Urban Sustainability, and Environmental and Social Justice https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en funded by the EU Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and led by Professor Julia J.A. Shaw with Dr Jessica Parish, York University, Toronto, Canada (2022-2024)

Expanding understanding of the relationship between criminal insanity and psychosis https://www.uib.no/en/jur/142471/expanding-understanding-relationship-between-criminal-insanity-and-psychosis funded by the Research Council of Norway and led by Professor Linda Gröning (University of Bergen, Norway), with partner Professor Ronnie Mackay (2021-2026)

Human Brain Project (HBP) funded by the EU Commission and led by Professor Bernd Carsten Stahl with Dr Simisola Akintoye as Task Lead on Compliance, Data Protection, Data Governance and the Data Management Plan (2013-2023)

(Re)Constructing Judicial Institutions for Conflict Transformation: The Supreme Court of Cameroon in Perspective https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/projects/humanities-social-sciences-tackling-global-challenges-reconstructing-judicial-institutions-for-conflict-transformation/ funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Laura-Stella Enonchong, with Mr Ashu Eware, National School of Administration and Magistracy, Ministry of Justice, Cameroon (2020-2023)

Completed research projects

Making Sense of Africa’s Emerging Corporate Sustainability Transformation and its many Futures funded by the Academy of Science Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and led by Dr Michael Baghebo (Niger-Delta University, Nigeria) with Dr Marian Chijoke-Mgbame and Dr Simisola Akintoye (2021-2022)

EMBedding Responsible Research And Innovation in Future and Emerging TeChnologiEs (EMBRACE) https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101034471 funded by the EU Commission with Dr Simisola Akintoye as co-investigator (2021-2022)

Examining and Interviewing Victims, Witnesses and Suspects Following the Response by Policing to COVID-19 https://www.fairtrials.org/news/press-release-new-research-project-examines-impact-remote-interviews-uk-police-stations funded by the ESRC, with Professor Dave Walsh as co-investigator and inter alia Northumbria University, the University of Sunderland and Fair Trials (2020-2022)

COVID-19 and Child Criminal Exploitation: Closing Urgent Knowledge and Data Gaps on the Implications of the Pandemic for County Lines https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/beacons-of-excellence/rights-lab/research-projects/covid-19-and-child-criminal-exploitation.aspx funded by the ESRC and led by Professor Dave Walsh, with the University of Nottingham (2020-2021)

Towards the development of a framework for the interviewing of vulnerable people by the police in Japan, funded by the ESRC and led by Professor Dave Walsh (2019-2020)

Toolkit to help businesses tackling modern slavery funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, led by Professor Dave Walsh (2019-2020)

Visiting Fellowship at Åbo Akademi University Institute of Human Rights, Turku, Finland https://www.abo.fi/en/visiting-fellows/ on protecting the rights of minorities and indigenous communities, funded by the EU Commission Horizon 2020 research mobility programme, Professor Julia J.A. Shaw (2019)