Projects per year
Associate Director (Police Community Relations Network), Scottish Institute for Policing Research
COST Action: Police Stops, led by Prof Dr Sofie de Kimpe of Vrije Universityeit Brussel (VUB). A four-year programme of activity examining practice and culture related to stop and search in Europe, 2018 - 2022. I am part of the Executive Committee. €530,000.
Economic and Social Research Council, Collaborative Studentship. £61,092. ‘Policing Everyday Cybercrime: The Geographies and Culture of Local Cybercrime Policing’, Mr Craig Thomson. Will commence September 2019 for three years. I am the lead supervisor and Dr Jon Mendel (University of Dundee) is the second supervisor.
Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Police Community Relations Collaborative Projects grant, ‘Public Confidence & Police Visibility: a Systematic Review’. Funding awarded: £7,223.53. PI: Dr Liz Aston (Edinburgh Napier University). I am the co-Investigator. The project will run from September 2017 to February 2018.
Nordforsk Consortium, Society, Integrity and Cyber-Security call. Project entitled: ‘Taking surveillance apart?: Accountability and Legitimacy of Internet Surveillance and Expanded Investigatory Powers’, award number: 80895. Funding awarded: €1,035,959. I am the PI and included collaborators from Dundee, other UK universities and colleagues in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Economic and Social Research Council, Collaborative Studentship. £58,851. ‘Stop and Search in Scotland: An analysis of police practice and culture in a time of change’, Ms Estelle Clayton. Commenced October 2016 for three years. I am the lead supervisor and Dr Anna Souhami (University of Edinburgh) is the second supervisor.
Economic and Social Research Council, Collaborative Studentship. £57,177. ‘Volunteers in Policing: The nature, experience and impacts of the Special Constabulary’, Mr Graeme Dickson. 1 October 2015 for three years. I am the lead supervisor and Prof Nick Fyfe is the second supervisor.
EU Horizon 2020, FCT-14-2014: ‘Enhancing cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens - Community policing’. I am part of the ‘Unity’ consortium, led by West Yorkshire Police. I co-lead Work Package 2. The bid is worth €4.6M. Dundee’s share is €285,000. Work commenced May 2015.
Police Scotland and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Evaluation of the Stop and Search Fife Pilot. Principal investigator (with Dr Liz Aston, Edinburgh Napier University, as co-investigator). Report submitted in June 2015. £34,000.
Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust. £14,729 (for teaching cover and research expenses), 1 June 2012 – 30 September 2013. ‘PCSOs as the paraprofessionals of policing’. Ref: RF-2012-332.
Economic and Social Research Council, CASE studentship. £62,040. Commenced October 2009 (three years) in partnership with Greater Manchester Police. ‘Police Partnership Working in Priority Neighbourhoods.’ Ref: ES/G039062/1.
British Academy Small Grants Scheme, £5041, 18 months commencing on 1 July 2008 (completion deadline extended to December 2010 due to maternity leave). ‘The Culture of Plural Policing: Theory and Practice.’ Ref: Sg-46702.
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Albion College
Award Date: 1 Jan 1997
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts2019 → …
- H Social Sciences (General)
- Police culture
- police policy
- police practice
10/09/18 → 9/09/21
Taking Surveillance Apart? Accountability and Legitimacy of Internet Surveillance and Expanded Investigatory Powers (Joint with Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, University of Uppsala, Police University College Finland and Norwegian Police University College)
1/05/17 → 14/08/20
1/09/16 → 31/08/19
O'Neill, M., 1 Feb 2021, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 21, 1, p. 40-56 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile232 Downloads (Pure)
O'Neill, M., 11 Sep 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Theoretical Criminology. 25, 2, p. 350-352 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
The rise of technologically-mediated police contact: the potential consequences of ‘socially-distanced policing'Wells, H., Aston, E., O'Neill, M. & Bradford, B., 29 Apr 2020, British Society of Criminology, Policing Network.
Research output: Other contribution
O'Neill, M., 22 Jun 2020, British Society of Criminology, Policing Network.
Research output: Other contribution
Fighting knife crime: if police worked closely with academic experts, they’d be less gung-ho about stop and searchO'Neill, M. & Aston, E., 7 May 2019, In: The Conversation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
4 Jun 2019
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar
Megan O'Neill (Invited speaker)25 Mar 2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Megan O'Neill (Interviewee)4 Dec 2013
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - media article or participation