Jonathan Shepherd


Jonathan Shepherd is a Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Director of the Violence Research Group, which won the University a 2009 Queen's Prize in Higher Education.

His research on clinical decisions and community violence has made many contributions to clinical and public policy and legislation. Prompted by his discoveries, he led the development of a prototype community safety partnership which he continues to chair and which was used as a model in the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act which mandated the creation of such partnerships across Great Britain.

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How professional organisations in health, education and policing champion the use of research
17 Sep 2019

Following the signing of the 2017 Evidence Declaration , this report examines the role of the royal colleges, faculties and other professional bodies in mobilising evidence. With a wealth of examples provided by the declaration signatories themselves, the report offers nine practical recommendations for getting...


30 Apr 2015

Making Sense of Crime brings together experts in the causes of crime and measures to reduce it, who share insights from reliable research evidence. This evidence reveals how misleading the political debate on crime is. The guide reviews how the media influences what politicians...

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