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Liam Ralph

Research Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

Liam Ralph is a current Research Fellow on an ESRC funded Visible Policing project working with Professor Mike Rowe, Professor Andrew Millie, and Dr Matt Jones. The project looks at how police buildings, police artefacts, and police use of social media contribute to what we know about police visibility. He is also in the final stages of a PhD at Edinburgh Napier University that examines policing, social media, and police legitimacy in Scotland. For this, Liam worked closely with Police Scotland. At the same time as doing his PhD, Liam undertook an internship with The Scottish Government and examined Scottish Crime and Justice Survey data on public confidence in the police and satisfaction during encounters.

His main research interests are: policing, police legitimacy, public confidence, technology, and social media

Futher Information about the ESRC Visible Policing project can be foud via the website:


Liam Ralph



  • Criminology MRes September 01 2015
  • Criminology BA (Hons) April 01 2014

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