Dr Kath Murray
University of Edinburgh
Kath Murray’s PhD, ‘The Proactive Turn: Stop and Search in Scotland’, examined stop and search practices in Scotland and the effects of search encounters on public attitudes towards the police. This research led to extensive policy review and legislative change, and resulted in being awarded an ESRC Impact prize. Dr Murray has investigated a range of subsequent issues involving policing in Scotland and addressing wider themes of the role of policing in democratic governance. She recently has been appointed as Research Fellow with the £1.6 million ESRC project Understanding Inequalities, based at the University of Edinburgh.