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Andy Higgins

Andy Higgins

Research Director, Police Foundation
Andy joined the Police Foundation in 2013 and became its Research Director in 2017. His research covers neighbourhood policing, problem-oriented policing, multi-agency case-management and understanding public priorities. He has recently completed a project examining the implications of technology for procedural justice and public confidence in the police. He was a key contributor to the Foundation’s 2022 Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, and has written on victim belief, supra-force governance, and the links between crime and housing. Andy has presented at international conferences, given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, and served on two College of Policing guideline committees. Before joining the Police Foundation Andy spent nine years in analytical roles in the Metropolitan Police, including as a crime and intelligence analyst, in strategic research and evaluation, and as a performance analyst. He has worked for qualitative and quantitative market and social research agencies, and holds degrees from Oxford and the Open Universities.