WestPoint Research has extensive experience of working in a variety of crime and social research areas, including:
Dr Jasmin Tregidga is the Research Director at WestPoint Research. She is a Criminologist and worked for Cardiff University as a Lecturer and Research Associate in the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice for nearly 15 years (2002 – 2016). In 2011, Jasmin completed an ESRC-funded PhD on Counter-Terrorism Policing at Cardiff University. Her research and evaluation experience has focused on criminal justice and violent victimisation with a specific focus on domestic violence and abuse, hate crime and counter terrorism policy and policing.
Jasmin's work retains a strong policy focus, and has made significant policy impact. She has worked on a number of research projects that have contributed to significant changes to the risk assessment and support afforded to victims of domestic violence and abuse, including evaluation of the first Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) in Cardiff (2003 - 2005). Further, Jasmin was the Lead Field Researcher on the All Wales Hate Crime Project (2010 - 2013), which achieved outstanding policy impact, and the findings formed the key source of evidence for the Welsh Government's Framework for Action on Tackling Hate Crime. In 2016, Jasmin was appointed a Visiting Scholar at Birmingham Law School to work on an ERC-funded, case study analysis of the European Directive on Combating Terrorism (2016 - 2017).
Jasmin has extensive experience of presenting research aims, findings and recommendations to a wide range of audiences and stakeholder groups at local, national and international levels. She has given evidence to the Welsh Government’s Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and has presented and chaired panels at national and international conferences including The American Society of Criminology Conference and the European Society of Criminology Conference. She has published in peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Criminology and Violence Against Women.
WestPoint Research has secured research contracts with statutory and third sector organisations across England and Wales. In Cornwall, a number of VCSE organisations have commissioned WestPoint Research to undertake internal, performance reviews and project evaluations and Jasmin has presented at local conferences hosted by Safer Cornwall and sat on the Safer Cornwall Hate Crime Sub-group.
Jasmin has specialist skills in: