Alison Lyle is a researcher within the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, resilience, intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) Institute at Sheffield Hallam University.
After graduating with a first class LL.B (Hons.) and later a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminological Research, Alison spent 11 years with West Yorkshire Police. This included several years working with investigation teams on complex, high-profile cases, securing evidence and preparing prosecution cases.
Alison spent time as a legal adviser with the Police National Legal Database and since 2014 has worked as a legal adviser and project team member on several EU funded projects including ATHENA, COuRAGE, NEXES and TENSOR.
Alison’s expertise and research interests are focused on the legal aspects of open source investigations, cybercrime, data protection and human rights. Alison is a qualified project manager, holding the Prince2 Practitioner certificate, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.