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EPSRC Societal Issues Panel appointment

16 May 2006

Professor Gloria Laycock, Director of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, has been appointed to the Societal Issues Panel of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The panel, which met for the first time in April 2006, will provide a high-level and visible forum for advising on the societal, political and regulatory environment in which EPSRC operates, and their impact on its policy and operations.

Professor Laycock said: "This panel is chaired by Professor Lord Robert Winston, whose experience in taking account of the public views in the sensitive area of fertility treatment is well known. I am looking forward to working with him and other panel members in our task of advising the EPSRC."

Professor Laycock worked in the Home Office for more than 30 years, of which almost 20 years was spent on research and development in the policing and crime prevention fields. She established and headed the Home Office Police Research Group and edited its publications on policing and crime prevention for seven years. Founded in 2001, the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science is the first in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public-policy analysis and dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction.

To find out more about Professor Laycock, use the link at the bottom of this article.