PIER Operational Group

The Operational Group is mix of cross-faculty ARU members, with external representation. Its purpose is to:

  • Offer collaborative support to PIER activities to achieve the best possible outcomes, drawing on resources and networks internally and externally
  • Review PIER activities and progress against agreed objectives
  • Review successes and lessons learned to support PIER to grow sustainably
  • Support the Chair and PIER Director in preparing information for the Advisory Board
  • Support the effective communication of PIER activities within ARU and externally


  • Chair - to be announced shortly
  • Lorraine Parker – Vice Chair, PIER Operations Group, Cambridgeshire Police
  • Dr Sam Lundrigan – Director, PIER
  • Dr Matthew Day – Deputy Dean, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr Natalie Mann – Principal Investigator, PIER
  • Emma Brett – Interim Academic Director Policing, Learning and Development Services
  • Colleen Moore – Deputy Head, Criminology and Policing
  • Dr Nhlanganiso Nyathi – Principal Lecturer/Course Leader, Health Education, Medicine and Social Care
  • Richard Smith – Research and Innovation Funding Manager, Research and Innovation Development Office
  • Amy Mitchell – Partnership Development Manager, Research and Innovation Development Office