Dr Abigail Dymond

External Engagement and Impact

 I engage in a range of impact and engagement activities alongside my research, including working part-time for the UK NGO the Omega Research Foundation (2008 to present).


Between 2015 - 2016 I was awarded an ESRC funded research placement with the National Police Chiefs' Council, conducting research for the Use of Force Reporting Review, led by Chief Constable David Shaw.  Further information about the review is at: www.npcc.police.uk/FreedomofInformation/Documents.aspx and the report is available on the publications page.

I have also received travel costs from Taser International between the 2nd and 8th November 2014 to attend the Annual Conference of the Institute for the Prevention of In Custody Deaths and to visit their Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Between 2013 and 2015 she was a member of the Metropolitan Police’s Taser Reference Group.

In March 2015, I worked with Queen Mary University of London, and a range of other stakeholders to convene a Taser Experts Meeting, with notes of the day available on the publications page.

I was proud to be awarded the University of Exeter's Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Award in 2016, in recognition of the 'high quality public engagement' I have undertaken thus far, and look forward to continuing this with my ESRC Future Research Leaders Award.

Media and Social Media Work.

I also undertake media activities as part of my work, with my research featured in a range of regional, national and international media outlets, from Radio 4 PM to BBC World Service.  I also run an active twitter account, where I discusses a range of issues related to policing, and police use of force.  I can be contacted at @abidymond, as well at the email address given above, and via the University of Exeter's press team.