Dr Stephanie Eaton

Former Head of Research and Innovation in Social Justice at Amey plc

Former Head of Research and Innovation in Social Justice, Amey plc
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Dr Stephanie Eaton was Head of Research and Innovation at Amey from 2014 to 2017, and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Impacts of Less Lethal Weapons (SACMILL) at the Ministry of Defence since 2012.

Previously she was Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University, London (2005-14). Prior to this she worked at the National Police Leadership Centre (now The College of Policing) and was a consultant to HM Prison Service, Ministry of Defence and HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office on post-conflict reconstruction of criminal justice in Iraq.

Stephanie served as an Elected Councillor in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets from 2006 to 2014, where (among other roles) she was a member of Overview and Scrutiny Committee and chair of the Health Scrutiny Panel. She is now a serving Magistrate (Justice of the Peace) in the east London Criminal Justice Area.

Stephanie gained her PhD for research into the justification and limitation of the state’s power to incapacitate ‘dangerous’ offenders from the University of Edinburgh in 2003. She also holds an MSc in Legal Studies from Edinburgh, a BA (Hons.) from Flinders University of South Australia and a BA from the University of Western Australia.