Hannah D. McManus, Ph.D., joined the National Policing Institute as a Senior Research Associate in September 2022. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked for five years as a Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati Center for Police Research and Policy. Dr. McManus participates in research and evaluation in the criminal justice field, with a specific focus on police practice. Her current work includes research on the development and implementation of training for police, best practices in crisis response, and the examination of police-community relations.
An advocate for academic-practitioner partnerships to promote evidence-informed and best practices, Dr. McManus has worked directly with law enforcement agencies across the country. She currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator on multiple federally awarded grants and has published in both peer-reviewed and practitioner-focused outlets, earning several awards for those publications.
Areas of Focus
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of police training
- Implementation and efficacy of crisis response models
- Public perceptions of the police
- Police-community relations