Operational Group

The Operational Group is a 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.


  • Prof Matt Fossey - Chair, PIER Operational Group; Associate Professor and Director, Veterans and Families Institute
  • Lorraine Parker – National Policing Coordinator for Child Safeguarding Reform, National Policing Vulnerability Coordination Centre
  • Prof Sam Lundrigan – Director, PIER
  • Dr Matthew Day – Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • Dr Natalie Mann – Course Leader, BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Justice and Senior Lecturer, Public Service and Policing
  • Emma Brett – Interim Academic Director Policing, Learning and Development Services
  • Colleen Moore – Deputy Head, Criminology and Policing, Course Leader, BA (Hons) Criminology and Principal Lecturer, Criminology
  • Rosemary Dewberry – Research Funding Manager, Research and Innovation Development Office
  • Amy Mitchell – Partnership Development Manager, Research and Innovation Development Office