Dr Stephanie Eaton

Associate at SWC Experts Group

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

Dr Stephanie Eaton is a criminologist and expert in criminal justice. Her research interests include sentencing policy, and police use of use of less lethal weapons. Stephanie was awarded her PhD in Law from the University of Edinburgh in 2003. Her thesis was entitled: “The justification and limitation of the state’s power to incapacitate ‘dangerous’ offenders”.

Stephanie has been a consultant to the Ministry of Defence and HM Prison Service in the UK. She has designed and completed evaluations of UK training delivered to international prison governors. For ten years she was a technical member of the Ministry of Defence Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less Lethal Weapons. She has published in the Journal of Medical Ethics and has a strong interest in research practice, serving on ethics committees at several universities. Stephanie is a Policy Fellow alumnus at the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University.

From 2006-2014 Stephanie was an elected councillor in London, serving three years as Chair of the Health Scrutiny panel. She has contributed to local authority domestic homicide reviews. She is a Magistrate in the adult criminal courts of England and Wales and sits on appeals in the Crown Court.