Iain Brennan is a Professor of Criminology and a chartered research psychologist.
He is the University of Hull Institutional Lead for Open Research, Director of Research for the School of Criminology, Sociology & Policing and Chair of the University Research Concordat Steering Group. He is a founding member of the Humberside Police-Academic Partnership and its academic lead.
Iain's research interests are in violence prevention including weapon-carrying and serious violence, domestic abuse and violence in night-time economies. He is particularly interested in evaluating interventions in these areas and has led many evaluation studies incorporating randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental designs and process evaluations.
He is an adviser on violence prevention to local and national governmental and non-governmental organisations including Home Office, Youth Endowment Fund, College of Policing, National Police Chiefs' Council and many police forces across the UK.
He has been a principal or co-investigator on research projects worth over £5m from funders including ESRC, Home Office, ADR-UK, NPCC, Jacobs Foundation and the European Commission. He is currently principal investigator on several research projects including a £1.5m evaluation of focused deterrence interventions on behalf of Youth Endowment Fund.
He is the author of over 40 journal articles, reports, chapters and books and is a member of the editorial board of British Journal of Criminology.