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Dr Jyoti Belur
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Security and Crime Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Biography

Dr. Jyoti Belur qualified in Economics at the University of Mumbai where she worked as a lecturer before joining the Indian Police Service and serving as a senior police officer in the North of India.
She has a Masters in Police Management from Osmania University and, after leaving the police, went on to complete a Masters in Human Rights at the University of Essex. Dr. Belur’s PhD thesis on the Police Use of Deadly Force in Mumbai was completed at the London School of Economics.
Now an Associate Professor in Policing at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science she has undertaken research for the UK Home Office, College of Policing, ESRC and the Metropolitan Police Service. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Belur has numerous published works, including over 45 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and several reports. She was awarded the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to conduct research on the topic: ‘Countering Naxal Terrorism: Police Perspectives’ in India. She is also the programme convenor for the MSc in Policing.

Dr Belur is interested in methodological issues and is a qualitative research methods expert. Her research interests include policing, police training and education, systematic reviews and evaluations, and violence against women and children.
Research Summary
Dr Belur's research interests include policing, police training and education, systematic reviews and evaluations, and violence against women and children.
Current grants as principal investigator:
  • Project: Evaluating Organisation Justice Interventions in two police force areas (UK and USA). Funded by Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Project: Evaluating Multi Agency Stalking Intervention Programme in three police force areas. Funded by Suzy Lamplugh Trust (Police Transformation Fund, UK)
Sample of previous grants as principal investigator:
  • Project: Developing and Evaluating Evidence Based Police Graduate Training Programme. Funded by Police Innovation Fund, Home Office, UK
  • Project: India Mid - Career Training Programme, Funded by Ministry of Home Affairs, India
  • Project: Countering Naxalite Terrorism: Police Persepectives. Funded by Leverhulme Trust (Early Career Fellowship)
Teaching Summary

  1. Programme Director, BSc in Professional Policing: Leading design and development of a new pre-join degree in professional policing
  2. Summer Challenge - running a 6 week taster course on Policing as part of UCL's widening participation programme.
  3. Programme Director, MSc in Policing 2017: Lead the design and development of a new post graduate MSc degree in Policing
  4. Module co-ordinator for ‘Policing and the Public’ (postgraduate) September 2017 - to date
  5. Module co-ordinator for ‘Qualitative Methods’ (undergraduate)September 2017
  6. Module co-ordinator for ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ (postgraduate) since 2012 to date.
  7. Programme Director for Mid-Career Training Programme for senior Indian Police Officers 2015.
  8. Occasional Lectures for modules for the MSc in Crime Science, MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism and Masters in Research - on Perspectives on Terrorism, Perspectives on Organised Crime, Doing Research in Social Sciences,  Understanding Crime, Prevention and Detection; Global Security Challenges (2008- to date) as well as for the new BSc in Security and Crime Science – on Crime and Society
  9. Module co-ordinator for ‘Crime and Public Health’ (1st year MBBS) 2012-2015
  10. Module co-coordinator for ‘Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism’ (MSc Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism) 2009-2012
Academic Background
2008   Doctorate. London School of Economics and Political Science
1999   Master of Arts University of Essex
1995   Masters Osmania University
1990   Master of Arts University of Bombay
1988   Bachelor of Arts University of Bombay
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