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Charlotte Watkinson-Miley

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Charlotte Watkinson is a Practitioner and Research Fellow in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.

Charlotte began her time at LJMU as a Research Fellow on a joint College of Policing and HEFCE funded Police Knowledge Partnership between LJMU, the Office of the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner and Merseyside Police (November 2015 - April 2017). The project involved a mixture of LJMU Research Fellows and Seconded Officers (working at LJMU at Advanced Practitioners) from Merseyside Police. Together the team delivered formal research training and supervision to cohorts of police officers and police staff grouped around the defined priority themes of hate crime, child sexual exploitation, effective crime prevention, and the challenges of cyber-crime/security/surveillance. The Police Knowledge Fund project is underpinned throughout by the ambition to promote officer engagement with, and implementation of, evidence-based practice.

Following the completion of the Police Knowledge Fund Project, Charlotte gained a role as a Practitioner Fellow, given previous professional experience of working for the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner. Now fulfilling the role of both Practitioner and Research Fellow. Charlotte is currently completing her PhD at LJMU which focuses on the sustainability of police-academic partnerships in response to the embedding of Evidence Based Policing.

During Charlotte's time working with Merseyside Police, she has led as principal investigator on two research projects. Firstly, a study exploring the police response to domestic abuse perpetrators and the most recent research project focusing on the criminal, dangerous and anti-social use of motorcycles across Merseyside.


2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Criminal Justice
2013, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (with first class honours) Criminology and Sociology


2017, Higher Education Academy, Fellow

Academic appointments

Practitioner Fellow, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Research Fellow, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present

Journal article

Watkinson-Miley C, Cox C, Deshpande M. 2021. A New Generation of Police Officers: Experiences of Student Officers Undertaking the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship in One UK Police Force Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, 16 :122-134 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2017