Peter Neyroud

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing at Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Peter Neyroud is a Lecturer in Evidence-based Policing at the Institute of Criminology. He has been at the Institute since 2010, following a 30-year career in the police service. He has been a Resident Scholar at the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology managing a major research programme, Operation Turning Point; a randomised controlled trial testing offender desistance policing. He has taught senior police leaders and advised governments across the world and in the UK on criminal justice reform. His research interests centre on field experiments in policing, pre-court diversion, crime harm and the implementation and leadership of change in criminal justice agencies. His PhD is on how to do randomised controlled trials in policing effectively.

Peter served for 30 years as a police officer in Hampshire, West Mercia and as Chief Constable of Thames Valley. He set up and ran the National Policing Improvement Agency as CEO. In 2010, he carried out the "Review of Police Leadership and Training" which led to the establishment of the new "National College of Policing", in 2012. He has been an independent reviewer of the Parole Board, a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and on both the National Policing and National Criminal Justice Boards.

He is the Vice-Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation. He is the Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration on Crime and Justice and a main board member of the Campbell Collaboration internationally. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2004 and a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011.