Justin Partridge

Justin Partridge


Justin has worked across the public sector, in Local Government, Civil Service, London Fire Brigade and several police forces. His roles in those organisations have been equally varied, including IT, programme management, running London Fire Brigade's training centre, working with Lincolnshire Police on the outsourcing of services to G4S and establishing collaborative policing for five police forces in the East Midlands.

His most recent employment role was leading a series of collaborations between seven police forces in the north east of England, working directly to all seven Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners. As well as leading this regional programme, he was responsible for understanding national programmes of work and working with the Home Office and others to implement these in the north east. This role builds on previous experience establishing a similar five force collaboration in the East Midlands between 2005 and 2010.

Previously Justin was Director of Corporate Development for Humberside Police, responsible for major change programmes, performance and information compliance amongst others. One key part of his role there was to enhance how the force can use evidence based practice to improve service to the public, working with several universities and forces around the country.

Whilst in this role Justin joined both the N8 Policing Research Partnership and the Open University centre for Policing Research and learning, sitting on the steering groups for both of these police academic partnerships. As part of the N8PRP, Justin was instrumental in proposing an innovative series of CPD events for police data specialists, which has been well received across eleven police forces in the north of the country. He is also currently a Visiting Fellow at the Open University Centre for Policing Research and Learning.


  • University of Leeds Business School Partnership Awards 2022, Postgraduate Researcher Award (Runner up).





Research interests

Policing, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Inter-organisational Collaboration

Police  / Academic collaboration


  • BA (Hons) Business Studies
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practic

Research groups and institutes

  • Adaptation Information Management and Technology