Yasmine Ezzeddine


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a Lecturer in Policing, with an extensive research background emanating from my Master’s (2017) in Crime Science, Investigation, and Intelligence from University of Portsmouth during which I worked as Research Assistant for the Forensic Psychology Department. Before that, I worked as a Forensic Expert after graduating with a BS in Forensic Sciences from the American University of Science and Technology in Beirut (2015). I have also received extensive trainings in Medico-Legal Examinations, Toxicology, Forensic DNA analysis and International Criminal Law and Procedure.

After my Masters, I continued to work as a Researcher in various areas related to Criminal Investigations, Intelligence, Forensic Examinations, and Technology as applied in criminal investigations, with a focus on UK Law Enforcement Agencies.

In 2021, I joined Sheffield Hallam University on a PhD Project entitled: Understanding Citizens’ Perspectives around AI use by Law enforcement agencies. The PhD was part of a multinational-project run by the Center of Excellence of Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC). During this time, I worked as a Researcher for CENTRIC on multiple multi-national projects and I became a Mentor to other PhD students. Shortly after, I started teaching as an Associate Lecturer for the Computing Department on Research Skills, Dissertation Preparation and Project Management Modules. I also supervise Masters’ Dissertations and Final Projects.

Outside of work and study, cooking, hiking, and working out at the gym form my anti-stress regimen. I am also an avid speaker on Equity in Doctoral Education which manifests in being a member of the Steering Board of the EDEPI Programme at SHU. I am also a representative member of Surveillance and Society Network. And finally, I love to share my passion for Science and Technology with young people, especially young girl from underrepresented communities as part of my role as a STEM Ambassador.

Professional memberships and activities

  • STEM Ambassador
  • EDEPI Steering Board Member
  • Representative Member at Surveillance and Society Network
  • President of PGR Society at Sheffield Hallam University 
  • Member of We and AI organization 

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Candidate “Citizens' Perspective to Police use of AI Tools”, Sheffield Hallam University, 2026.
  • PgCHPE Fellowship - 2023 (ongoing).
  • MSc in Crime Sciences, Investigations and Intelligence, University of Portsmouth, 2017.
  • BSc Forensic Sciences, American University of Science & Technology, 2015.


  • Forensic Sciences
  • Subject Matter Expert 
  • Societal aspects of AI use in Policing 
  • Research Methods and Dissertation Skills 

Research interests

  • Forensic Sciences
  • Investigations & Intelligence
  • Criminology & Crime Sciences
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Policing and Security
  • International Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics


  • Module Lead of the Research Methods Element of the Policing Practice and Research Methods Module for PCDA/DHEP.
  • Research Projects Supervisor (undergrad and post-grad).
  • Module Lead for the Research Methods Module for the Master's in Leadership and Organisational Inclusivity.
  • Module Lead for the Research Methods Module for the Master's in Criminal Investigations. 

Postgraduate supervision

Dissertation Supervision:

  • Master's in Leadership and Organisational Inclusivity
  • Master's in Criminal Investigations
  • Master's in Computing and Forensics
  • Master's in Big Data Analytics
  • Master's in Artificial Intelligence with Forensics


Ezzeddine, Y., Bayerl, P. S., & Gibson, H. (2023, May 31). Citizen Perspectives on Necessary Safeguards to the Use of AI by Law Enforcement Agencies. ArXiv.org. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2306.01786

Ezzeddine, Y., Petra Saskia Bayerl, & Gibson, H. (2023). Safety, privacy, or both: evaluating citizens’ perspectives around artificial intelligence use by police forces. Policing and Society , 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2023.2211813

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021