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Professor Iain Brennan

Biography Iain Brennan is a Professor of Criminology and a chartered research psychologist.

He is the University of Hull Institutional Lead for Open Research, Director of Research for the School of Criminology, Sociology & Policing and Chair of the University Research Concordat Steering Group. He is a founding member of the Humberside Police-Academic Partnership and its academic lead.

Iain's research interests are in violence prevention including weapon-carrying and serious violence, domestic abuse and violence in night-time economies. He is particularly interested in evaluating interventions in these areas and has led many evaluation studies incorporating randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs and process evaluations.

He is an adviser on violence prevention to local and national governmental and non-governmental organisations including Home Office, Youth Endowment Fund, College of Policing, National Police Chiefs' Council and many police forces across the UK.

He has been a principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £5m from funders including ESRC, Home Office, ADR-UK, NPCC, Jacobs Foundation and the European Commission. He is currently principal investigator on several research projects including a £1.5m evaluation of focused deterrence interventions on behalf of Youth Endowment Fund.

He is the author of over 40 journal articles, reports, chapters and books and is a member of the editorial board of British Journal of Criminology.
Research Interests Iain's research is on the application of psychological and criminological theory to the understanding and prevention of community violence.

He undertakes research work in:

- Weapon use
- Serious youth violence
- Domestic abuse
- Evaluation of violence prevention interventions
- Crime reporting and victim responses to crime
- Evidence-based policing and use of experiments in criminal justice
- Information sharing for violence prevention
- Diversion from custody
Teaching and Learning BA Criminology
- Offending and Victimisation

BSc Psychology (Hull)
- Forensic Psychology
Scopus Author ID 24483136500