Who we are

Hugo Gorringe

Hugo Gorringe is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. His research in Scotland focuses on the interactive dynamics between police and protestors in collaboration with Michael Rosie and others. They have focused on the global protests surrounding the G8 meeting in 2005 and the policing of those protests, the challenges to public order policing in the UK, especially since the G20 in 2009, and the policing of the Liberal Democrat Party conference in Sheffield in 2011. They have written on police-protest dynamics; media coverage of protest and policing; experiments in liaison or dialogue policing and the 2010 student protests. His other research focuses on caste politics in South India.

Webpage: Hugo Gorringe | School of Social and Political Science (ed.ac.uk)

Contact: Hugo.Gorringe@ed.ac.uk


Michael Hamilton

Michael Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Public Protest Law at the University of East Anglia. He is a member and secretary of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Assembly, a Board member of the Article 20 Network and a member of the Netpol Lawyers Group. He teaches courses on international human rights law and the law of protest and dissent. His research focuses on the protection and regulation of the right of peaceful assembly.

Webpage: Michael Hamilton, UEA Law School (uea.ac.uk)

Contact: Michael.Hamilton@uea.ac.uk


Chris Kelly

Chris is a BAFTA and IFTA nominated writer, producer and director and founding director of Little Ease Films. Chris made the multi-award winning film A Cambodian Spring which was released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland to widespread critical acclaim as well as numerous investigative films for the Guardian including the exclusive investigation that exposed links between slavery in the Thai fishing industry and seafood sold in supermarkets all over the world.

Contact: Chris@little-ease.com


Fergus Neville

Dr Fergus Neville is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He researches group processes, including the roles that social identities and social norms play in shaping crowd behaviour.

Webpage: http://tinyurl.com/fergusneville


Jennie Portice

Dr Jennie Portice is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on the project. She comes from a background in social psychology and research on immigration and social cohesion. Jennie finished her PhD at the University of St Andrews earlier this year, supervised by Professor Stephen Reicher.

Contact: jsp7@st-andrews.ac.uk


Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St. Andrews. He has been studying the psychology of groups and of collective action for over 40 years.

Webpage: https://news.st-andrews.ac.uk/media-centre/experts/prof-steve-reicher/

Contact: sdr@st-andrews.ac.uk


Michael Rosie

I am a Sociologist at the University of Edinburgh interested in our rights to protest, and how protests are facilitated by public agencies, especially by Police and local authorities. I have also researched and written on national, religious and irreligious identities, not least around ‘sectarianism’ in Scotland. 

Webpage: https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/michael-rosie

Contact: M.J.Rosie@ed.ac.uk


Selin Tekin

Selin Tekin is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. She submitted her PhD thesis in September 2021 in the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Her research interest specifically focuses on understanding how and why working-class minority ethnic groups are disproportionately affected by a disaster and how they (and their supporters) act as one to overcome injustice against the way that they were treated by the authorities. Specifically, her research projects during her PhD education aimed to understand the social psychology of community organizing following the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017.

Webpage: https://profiles.sussex.ac.uk/p426550-selin-tekin-guven

Contact: S.Tekin-Guven@sussex.ac.uk


Anne Templeton

Dr Anne Templeton is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on understanding intergroup dynamics between safety personnel and the public at crowd events and emergencies.

Webpage: https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/dr-anne-templeton

Contact: A.Templeton@ed.ac.uk


Sam Vo 

Sam Vo is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include intergroup relations, collective action, and social change. Specifically, she’s interested in the psychological mechanisms behind public support for protests and social movements. Her doctoral research is funded by the University of Edinburgh’s Principal’s Career Development Scholarship.

Contact: T.Vo@ed.ac.uk