ICT4COP Researchers

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The ICT4COP Project Leader is Dr. Ingrid Nyborg, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. 

Other members from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU:

  • Professor Dr. John Andrew McNeish:

Prof. McNeish of Noragric, NMBU, is also an Adjunct Senior Researcher at Chr. Michelsens Institute (CMI), a private applied research institute specialized in the fields of Development and Justice in Bergen, Norway. McNeish has considerable experience in education, consultation, and development policy work and has led several major comparative international research projects. He also has particular research expertise in the fields of security and development, resource politics and the politics of development and governance with particular focus on Latin America.

View Prof. McNeish’s profile at NMBU here.

  • Associate Professor Dr. Stig Jarle Hansen:

Dr. Hansen is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies and the academic leader of the International relations academic program. He is one of the leading experts on security in the Horn of Africa and the Southern middle east and has frequently functioned as an expert commenter on CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera, as well as NBC and Chinese channel 4 (CCTV 4). He has previously advised the United States (State Department), United Kingdom (Foreign Office), Germany (Department of Foreign Affairs), Russia (Department of Foreign Affairs), South Africa (Department of Foreign Affairs), The EU Commission, NATO and the Scandinavian countries on issues related to security and justice in the Horn. His latest book ‘Al Shabaab in Somalia’ (Oxford University Press) received favourable book reviews in T he Economist and Foreign Policy.

View Dr. Hansen’s profile at NMBU here.

  • Professor Dr. Darley Jose Kjosavik:

Dr. Kjosavil is Professor at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from Noragric. She has been involved in research and co-operation with Southern/South Sudan since 2008. Her work involved issues of post-war reconstruction and livelihood revival with special focus on aspects of gender and human security. Her expertise and research interests include Political economy of environment and development, development of marginalized social groups such as the working class, indigenous peoples and forest dwellers, oppressed castes; gender and development, conflict and development, post-war resettlement, reintegration and livelihood revival, social movements, climate change vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation including REDD+.

View Dr. Kjosavik’s profile at NMBU here. 

  • Professor Dr. Nadarajah Shanmugaratnam:

Professor Shanmugaratnam is Professor Emeritus in Development Studies at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies. With an academic background in agronomy, agricultural economics and political economy, he has decades of experience in the field of environment and development studies. Prior to joining the Agricultural University of Norway (now NMBU) in 1984, he was a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, and before that he had served in various capacities at development related public institutions in Sri Lanka. He was actively involved in the establishment and academic development of the Department of International Environment & Development Studies as an international institution and in designing and teaching master’s and PhD level courses.

From Durham University, UK:

  • Professor Dr. Alice Hills

Prof. Hills is a professor of Conflict Studies in the School of Government and International Affairs. Alice Hills joined Durham University as professor of conflict studies in 2013. She is currently Research Director in the School of Government. Before joining Durham, she was professor of conflict and security at the University of Leeds, where she acted as Research Director and Unit of Assessment leader for POLIS. There her research and teaching focused on security governance in fragile states, counter-insurgency in cities, and the relationship between security and development. Prior to that, she taught defence studies at the UK’s Joint Services Command and Staff College where she specialized in urban operations and police-military relations. She earned a PhD in War studies from the University of London. Alice’s personal research agenda concerns police development, police-military relations, post-conflict policing and sub-state security. The core of her research is to develop a comparative framework for analysing why police forces evolve as they do, and what explains their interaction with governments, militaries and societies in sub-Saharan Africa. She is on the Editorial Board of Small Wars and Insurgencies, and of Governance in Africa.

View Prof. Hills’s profile at Durham University here.

From Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland:

  • Professor Dr. Janina Czapska

Prof. Czapska is a professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and a Humboldt Foundation fellow. In years 2010-2013, she was Head of the Department of Criminalists and Public Security and since Oct. 2014 the Head of the Department of Sociology of Law at the Faculty. She specializes in the research on the social aspects of legislative, application and compliance with the law with particular emphasis on local security, fear of crime and police, and has taken part in three European projects relating to the issue. One of her main topics of research in recent years is also penal populism. Czapska has edited books in Polish on crime prevention (for example CPTED), national and municipal police, and mediation. Currently she is preparing the book “The Thin line? The future of policing” considering three proactive policing strategies: COP, problem- oriented policing and intelligence-led policing.

  • Ms. Katarzyna Struzińska

Ms. Struzińska is a PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her research interests revolve around social psychology, police science, victimology, gender mainstreaming and sociology of law. His current projects focus on the relation between law and literature. Katarzyna holds a Bachelor’s degree in in Russian Studies and two Master’s degrees in Law and Russian Studies (concentration: culture of Russia and neighbouring nations) from the Jagiellonian University. In October 2011, she got from the Polish Academy of Sciences and Foundation Gender Center first award in the competition for the best thesis about gender for her Master Thesis in Law – The situation of rape victim in Poland. Stereotypes about raped people, their rights and possible ways of supporting them. Katarzyna also completed postgraduate studies in Gender Mainstreaming at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She was the executive team member in the allPoland research project “Coordination of Local Action for Security, with Particular Focus on Crime Prevention” (2011-2014). In her free time Katarzyna enjoys studying foreign languages – she already speaks English, Russian and German.

  • Dr. Tomasz Kwoka
  • Ms. Monika Skrzeszewska

From the Norwegian Police University College, PHS:

  • Mr. Jaishankar Ganapathy:

Mr. Ganapathy is Senior Lecturer at the Norwegian Police University College, Oslo. He is a Social Anthropologist from the University of Oslo, Norway. His current field placement is with the Department for Post-Graduate Studies at the University College where he is the Course Leader for two studies: Multicultural Understanding and Diversity and Conflict Understanding and Resolution in a Multicultural Society. He has been responsible for the development of these course units at the Norwegian Police University College. He has also designed a course, Police and Diversity in English for students at the undergraduate level at the College.

View Mr. Ganapathy’s profile at the PHS here. 

  • Chief Superintendent Tor Damkaas:

Chief Superintendent Tor Damkaas leads our Police Training and Education work package.

From the Norwegian Institute of Interntional Affairs, NUPI:

  • Senior Researcher Dr. Kari M. Osland

Dr. Osland has focused on police reform since 1998 and worked closely with the different police advisers at NUPI over the years. She has been involved in several policy-oriented projects on international policing, in South-Eastern Europe, in Afghanistan and in South Sudan. She wrote her Ph.D. on the impact of international assistance on police reform in several post-conflict countries. She has also long experience in being involved in the pre-deployment training of Norwegian Police officers travelling abroad. She took part in the preparations for the UNs DPKO UNPOL SGF-meeting, held in Oslo, with a special responsibility for contact with Norwegian police. She is NUPI-responsible for the abovementioned project called Learning from Experiences.

View Dr. Osland’s profile at NUPI here.

  • PhD candidate Ms. Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik

Ms. Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik is a part of the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Research Group at NUPI. She works in the Training for Peace in Africa Program (TfP) where her research focus is on Somalia and particularly on disengagement and deradicalization of al-Shabaab in Somalia. She has published on disengagement and reintegration of pirates in Somalia and has undertaken several research trips to Somalia and Kenya interviewing ex-pirates and former al-Shabaab fighters. Gjelsvik has done projects in close cooperation with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), looking at the work of AMISOMs police component and the implementation UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security in Somalia. She previously worked at the Research Department at the Norwegian Police University College and has worked for UNDP Somalia.

View Ms. Gjelsvik’s profile at NUPI here.

From the Norwegian Institute of Regional and Urban Affairs, NIBR:

  • Researcher Mr. Stian Lid

Mr. Lid works as a researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional research (NIBR). He holds a master degree in Criminology from the University of Oslo. The subject of the master thesis was COP and the cooperation between the police and secondary schools in Oslo. He works part-time as lecturer, tutor and external examiner at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS). He has extensive experience from crime statistics working for Statistics Norway and knowledge in quantitative and qualitative methodology.

From the Ruhr-University Bochum:

  • Professor Dr. iur Thomas Feltes

Prof.  Feltes studied law and social sciences and worked at the universities of Bielefeld, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Tuebingen and Berlin. From 1992 until 2002, he was the rector of a police university with 1.200 police students and more than 60 professors in Germany. Since 2002 he is University Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology, Criminal Policy and Police Science at the Law Faculty in Bochum, lecturing law students and responsible for two advanced Master Programs a) in Criminology and Police Science and b) in Criminal Justice, Governance, and Police Science (in English). He worked for OSCE, UN, EU, Council of Europe, NGO´s, ministries and international institutions in all aspects of law enforcement and justice and as an advisor for police training, COP and police reform worldwide. Feltes is member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Criminology. Since 1998, he is the editor of the “Police Newsletter”, a monthly-published e-Mail- and Internet-Newsletter on Police and Criminology in German, English, French and Spanish. He published 15 books and over 160 articles on juvenile law, sentencing, alternative sanctions, public prosecution, policing.

View Prof. Feltes’s website here (in German)

  • Robin Hofmann

Mr. Hofmann  holds a Law degree from the University of Cologne and is a trained lawyer. He has a German diploma degree in Sociology (Master equivalent) from the University of Marburg. He studied semesters abroad at the University of Oslo as well as in Paris. After his studies he gained practical experiences working as a legal trainee among others for the UN ICTY, the German Foreign Office and in the Legal Department of ThyssenKrupp. Currently he is a Research Assistant and PhD Student at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Policy and Police Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He works as a Program Coordinator in the international Master’s program Criminal Justice, Governance and Police Science. Among his tasks is the supervision of Module 1 – Global Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice as well as the management of the Master’s program. He writes his PhDthesis about EU crime policies by conducting a qualitative data analysis of relevant EU-documents.

View Mr. Hofmann’s profile at Ruhr University Bochum here.

From the University of Bremen:

  • Ms. Sarah Biecker

Ms. Biecker is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany. Since 2011 she is working in the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project “Policing Africa”. Her main project focuses on the everyday practices of the police in Uganda and follows the approach of political ethnography in order to contribute to an exchange between social anthropology and political science. She studied cultural science and peace and conflict studies in Berlin and Magdeburg, Germany. She worked in Rwanda. As part of her current research project she conducted 14 months of ethnographic fieldwork with the police in Uganda, and a shorter period of ethnographic fieldwork with the German Police.

From Social Impact Lab, SIMLab, UK:

  • Ms. Valerie Oliphant

Ms. Oliphant is an international development practitioner who is passionate about advancing peace and social equality with a commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning. Prior to joining CIC, she worked with Search for Common Ground, where she helped set-up SFCG Nigeria’s Port Harcourt office and supported design, monitoring, and evaluation of a peacebuilding project in the Niger Delta. Upon returning to DC, she continued to work with SFCG’s Institutional Learning Team to develop an early warning system to prevent conflict in Nigeria, as well as collaborated on several papers on innovative evaluation methodology in the peacebuilding, justice, and security fields for the UK’s Department for International Development. She has also worked as an independent evaluation consultant for Partners for Democratic Change in Senegal and the Niger Delta Professionals for Development, as well as a Program Assistant for the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Valerie received her MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and her BA in International Development from the University of Arizona.

View Ms. Oliphant’s profile at SIMLab here.

From Applied Intelligence Analytics, AIA, Ireland:

  • Mr. Thomas Knape

Mr. Knape heads Applied Intelligence Analytics business development and technology activities. Thomas has over 17 years’ experience working on a wide range of commercial and research projects (including Irish Department of Justice Governmental Security System, EDA JIP-FP MEDUSA & FP7 Security VIRTUOSO). Thomas has extensive experience in work package leadership, delivering technical contributions and project management and is a certified Prince 2 Practitioner. Thomas has written 7 publications, 3 of which are recent and of relevance to our project.

View Mr. Knape’s profile at AIA’s team site here. 

From COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan:

  • Dr.Badahar Nawab

Dr. NAwab is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Development Studies at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan. Dr. Nawab lives and works in conflict prone areas bordering Afghanistan and are leading several research projects on post conflict development and assessing the needs of reforms in public and private institutions in Pakistan. Besides running BS, MS and PhD programs in Development studies and Conflict, Peace and Development Studies Dr. Nawab has interest and expertise in rural development, post crises reconstruction and development and COP.

  • Dr. Sajjad Madani
  • Mr. Shakir Ullah

NMBU-affiliated researcher, Afghanistan:

  • Mr. Ajmal Nimruzi

Ajmal Nimruzi joined our project as an NMBU-affiliated Afghanistan-based researcher, working as a member of our South Asia work package. He holds a master degree from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India, on a thesis on corruption in Post-Conflict society.

From Universidad del Valle Guatemala:

  • Mr. Arturo Matute

Mr. Matute specializes in knowledge management applied to violence prevention and citizen security in the isthmus. He has over 10 years’ experience in the design, management, monitoring and evaluation of projects on security sector reform and violence prevention for international cooperation agencies in the Central American region. He also coordinates a master’s degree program on development studies at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, where he also teaches. Mr. Matute holds an MSc in anthropology and development from the London School of Economics, a postgraduate diploma on research of local economic development from FLACSO, Costa Rica, and an undergraduate degree in business administration from Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello of Chile.

From Universidad de Chile:

  • Prof. Hugo Fruhling

Prof. Fruhling is currently a full professor of the Public Affairs Institute of the University of Chile, and Director of the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile. He has a JD. from the University of Chile, an LL.M and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. From 1992 to 1994 was Executive Secretary of the Public Security Coordinating Council of the Chilean Government, and advisor to the Minister of the Interior. He has published on public policies on crime, as well as on police reform, human rights and judicial reform in Latin America. He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, The United Nations, The World Bank, and The Interamerican Development Bank on legal reform, human rights policies. He has been a visiting professor at Ottawa Law School, Harvard Law School, Princeton University and was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.

From the University of Juba, South Sudan:

  • Dr. Leben Moro

Dr. Moro is the Director of the Directorate of Scientific and Cultural External Relations, University of Juba, and teaches graduate courses in the areas of development, conflict, forced migration and humanitarian affairs at the Center for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba. He received Master of Public Administration at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Master of Science in Forced Migration and Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies at University of Oxford, UK.