Professor Nick Fyfe is Vice Principal for Research and Community Engagement at Robert Gordon University and an internationally recognised researcher in the field of policing and criminal justice who has held positions at universities in the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Between 2006 and 2018, he was the founding Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, a pioneering interdisciplinary collaboration between 14 universities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority which has established Scotland as an international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary policing research. Since 2017 Nick has also been a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Police University College. In 2020 he was elected to the fellowship of the UK's Academy of Social Sciences.
Nick has conducted extensive research on policing, including: the first ever in-depth evaluation of a police witness protection programme and an international review of measures to facilitate witness co-operation in organised crime investigations; a major study of police responses to missing person cases which has informed the development of good practice guidance on training and deployment; and leading a 4 year evaluation of the impacts and implications of the reform of police and fire and rescue services in Scotland.
Terpstra, J., Salet, R and FYFE, N.R. (2022, eds) The Abstract Police: critical reflections on contemporary change on police organsiations (Boom Legal Publishers Eleven: The Hague)
FYFE., N.,Gundhus, H. and Ronn, K (2017, eds) Moral Issues in Intelligence-Led Policing (Routledge, London).
FYFE, N.R., Terpstra, J. And Tops, P. (2013, eds) Centralizing forces? Comparative perspectives on contemporary police reform in northern and western Europe (Boom Legal Publishers Eleven: The Hague).
Dahl, Y., FYFE, N.R. et al. (2021) 'Old, new, borrowed, and blue: shifts in modern policing', British Journal of Criminology, 62(4) 931-947
Fyfe, N.R. (2019) 'The challenges of change: Exploring the dynamics of police reform in Scotland', International Journal of Police Sciences and Management, 21(4),196-205