Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Paul Mutsaers, Fontys University, 23 April 2019

‘Ethnic Profiling of Juvenile Suspects and Delinquents: The Social Origins of Big Data Policing’

Paul Mutsaers is employed by Fontys University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands) as an associate professor in anthropology. From 2015 until 2018 he worked as a postdoc and lecturer at Tilburg University and before that as a PhD candidate and researcher at the Police Academy of the Netherlands. He studied cultural anthropology at Utrecht University. His most recent work is titled Police Unlimited: Policing, Migrants and the Values of Bureaucracy (OUP, 2019) and he is also the editor of Cultural Practices of Victimhood (Routledge, 2018). His (n)ethnographic work covers both police organizations and anti-police movements.


  • Dr Megan O’Neill, University of Dundee, 24 April 2019

The Culture of Pluralised Public Policing: an ethnography of PCSOs

Dr Megan O Neill is a Reader at the University of Dundee and is an Associate Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Dr O'Neill has an extensive background of policing research which has included conducting studies of football policing, Black Police Associations, community policing, partnership working, Police Community Support Officers and stop and search. She has also studied policing in the private sector and urban surveillance. Dr O'Neill leads the Eyes Online project, exploring state surveillance of the internet in the UK, Norway and Finland. She is also involved in managing a European network, PolStops, which explores practice and governance of stop and search in Europe. Dr O’Neill was a contributor to the Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing published in 2013 and was the Chair of the Policing Network for the British Society of Criminology for three years.