About us

Current members

Dr Dana Wilson-Kovacs

Principal Investigator

Dana Wilson-Kovacs is Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter. Her recent work focuses on occupational dynamics, organisational change and processes of professionalisation in relation to new forensics technologies in police investigation in the UK.

Funded by the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), her current research follows how digital evidence is produced and used in the criminal justice system. She is the Principal Investigator on this three-year study which examines the development of digital forensics capabilities in police forces in England and Wales.

Contact: contact@​digital-​forensics-​in-​policing.net
Staff page: /research/sts/egenis/staff/wilsonkovacs

Professor Brian Rappert

Co-applicant

Brian Rappert is a Professor in Sociology at the University of Exeter. Over the past twenty years he has analysed the use of force in policing and armed conflict, including international attempts to devise regulations and laws.

He was the co-Principal Investigator on the joint College of PolicingHEFCEExPERT” project and its workshops with the Devon and Cornwall Police, to promote evidence-based policing.

Homepage: https://brianrappert.net

Professor Sabina Leonelli

Co-applicant

Sabina Leonelli is Professor in Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter, where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis), and a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (London). Her research concerns evidential practices in the Sciences and beyond, with a focus on the management and uses of digital technologies to store, track and interpret data.

Homepage: https://datastudies.eu

Dr David Wyatt

David Wyatt is a Research Fellow at King’s College London and an affiliate to the project. His research focuses on the everyday work of doing forensic science within the police and the interactions between this and broader organisational and regulatory issues.

You can find more about his interests and publications at http://david-wyatt.com

Lauren Redfern

Lauren Redfern is an ESRC funded PhD candidate at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an affiliate to the project. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersectional relationship between gender, sexuality and medicine.