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
- 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
- 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.
- 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