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Dr Pauline Ramshaw

Associate Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Prior to joining Northumbria in 2017, Pauline worked as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University (2000-2017).  She specialises in developing innovative programmes of learning and teaching to meet the needs of professional policing organisations on a national and international level.  This work included the first Foundation Degree in Police Studies for newly recruited police officers in Cleveland Police in 2004, followed by a Foundation Degree in Professional Policing in 2005 with West Mercia Constabulary.  In 2007 she provided consultancy and mentoring to colleagues at the Kigali Institute of Education, the National University of Rwanda, and the Rwandan National Police.  Pauline is currently the Director of Education for Degree Apprenticeships in the Department of Social Sciences, and works closely with Northumbria Police and Durham Constabulary on the delivery of their Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships and Degree Holder Entry Programmes. Her research around policing has been published in peer-review journals including Policing and Society, International Journal of Police Science and Management, and Police Practice and Research. An International Journal.

Pauline Ramshaw

Key Publications

Journal Articles

Cosgrove, F. and Ramshaw, P. (2015) ‘It is what you do as well as the way that you do it: The value and deployment of PCSOs in achieving public engagement’, Policing and Society, 24 (1), pp 77-96.

Ramshaw, P. (2013) ‘Community policing and lateral career paths’, Police Practice and Research. An International Journal, 14, (6), pp 464-477.

Ramshaw, P. (2012)  ‘On the beat: variations in the patrolling styles of the police officer’, Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 1 (2), pp 213-233.

 

Books/Book Chapters

(Forthcoming 2018) Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., and Simpson, M. (eds.) Police Leadership: Changing Landscapes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(Forthcoming 2018) Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M. and Simpson, M. ‘New Directions in Police Leadership’, Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., and Simpson, M. (eds.) Police Leadership: Changing Landscapes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(Forthcoming 2018) Ramshaw, P. and Simpson, M. ‘Leadership at the Top’, in Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., and Simpson, M. (eds.) Police Leadership: Changing Landscapes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

(Forthcoming 2018) Cosgrove, F. and Ramshaw, P. ‘Volunteers and the Special Constabulary’, in Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., and Simpson, M. (eds.) Police Leadership: Changing Landscapes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Policy Reports

Wattis, L., Ramshaw, P., Large, J., and Barker, E. (2016) Evaluation of Durham Constabulary’s Women’s Diversion Project. Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.

Simpson, M., Ramshaw, P and Crawshaw, P. (2015) Findings and recommendations from a research project reviewing the Cultures of Leadership in Cleveland Police, Social Futures Institute, Teesside University.

 

Key Publications

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  • Changing Motivations of the Special Constable: A Qualitative Analysis of the Role of Organisational Experience in Retaining Satisfaction and Commitment, Ramshaw, P., Cosgrove, F. 13 Sep 2020, In: Policing and Society
  • Twenty-three women officers’ experiences of policing in England: The same old story or a different story?, Cunningham, E., Ramshaw, P. 1 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Police Science and Management
  • Introduction, Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., Simpson, M. 15 Nov 2019, Police Leadership, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Leadership, Volunteering and the Special Constabulary, Ramshaw, P. 15 Nov 2019, Police Leadership, Cham, Palgrave
  • Police Leadership: Changing Landscapes, Ramshaw, P., Silvestri, M., Simpson, M. 27 Sep 2019
  • The Art of ‘Flexing’: Translating a New Vision of Police Leadership from the Top, Ramshaw, P., Simpson, M. 15 Nov 2019, Police Leadership, Cham, Palgrave
  • Educating the recruited and recruiting the educated: Can the new Police Education Qualifications Framework in England and Wales succeed where others have faltered, Ramshaw, P., Soppitt, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Police Science and Management
  • It is what you do as well as the way that you do it: the value and deployment of PCSOs in achieving public engagement, Cosgrove, F., Ramshaw, P. 2015, In: Policing and Society
  • Community policing and lateral career paths, Ramshaw, P. 1 Dec 2013, In: Police Practice and Research

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

Rachel Fernie From occupation to profession- An examination of contemporary policing in England and Wales Start Date: 01/10/2019

Qualifications

PhD Criminology: An ethnographic study of the Police Officer in the Community, University of Teesside, 2009, examined by Professor Robert Reiner (LSE) Professor Les Johnson (Portsmouth University) and Professor Tracy Shildrick (Teesside).

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Teesside, 2004.

MSc Social Research Methods, University of Teesside, 2001.

BSc (Hons) Criminology, University of Teesside, 1999.

 

Qualifications

  • Criminology PhD June 30 2009
  • Full Member British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2017

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Pauline’s research interests relate mostly to front line policing and include issues of gender and policing, organizational change, culture and leadership, and volunteering in the Police Service.  

Recent Projects:

2016 (P-I) Evidence by Design.  An Evidence Based Policing Collaboration with Cleveland Police.

2015 (C-I) Evaluation of Durham Constabulary’s Women’s Diversion Project.

2015 (C-I) A Pilot Study of the Role and Experiences of Police Volunteers in an Era of Austerity.  Research conducted with Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary.

2014 (C-I) Cultures of Leadership in Cleveland Police.

2012 (P-I) Interviewing the Detectives.   

2011 (P-I) Women Officers’ Experiences of Policing.

2006 (Consultant) Capacity Building for Degree-Level Initial Police Training in Rwanda.


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