Hannah McManus

Hannah McManus, Ph.D.


Knowledge, Learning, and Translation


Hannah D. McManus, Ph.D., joined the National Policing Institute as a Senior Research Associate in September 2022. Prior to joining NPI, 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

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