Professor Lisa Smith - Director
Professor Lisa Smith is Professor of Criminology, and an advocate for interdisciplinary approaches in her area of research expertise (forensic science and criminal justice). Lisa has led large-scale multidisciplinary research projects (e.g. the INTREPID Forensics EU-funded ITN), and collaborates regularly with colleagues from a wide range of social, physical and natural sciences as well as industry, NGO and government partners. In her role as Editor-in-Chief of Science and Justice, Lisa champions high-quality, interdisciplinary research and debate about the role of science in the criminal justice process.
Dr Diane Levine - Deputy Director and Manager
Dr Diane Levine completed an ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Warwick, following a career as a teacher, programme manager and as a senior manager in the civil service. Di has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the role technology can (and cannot) play in helping children and adolescents engage in the worlds around them, and in developing their resilience. She is co-author of Oxford University Press’ best-selling textbooks on computing for 4-14 year olds.
Charlotte King - Fellowship and Communications Coordinator
Charlotte King is the Fellowships and Communications coordinator at the Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies. As such, she supports our various visiting fellowship schemes, and oversees the delivery of our communications strategy including social media, our quarterly newsletter, events, and web content.
Priyanka Ferreira - Administrative Assistant (Tuesdays)
Priya provides operational support to LIAS one day per week, assisting with the effective delivery of our full range of activities