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Professor Jonathan Shepherd CBE

Jonathan Shepherd CBE FMedSci is professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and directs the Violence and Society Research Group at Cardiff University. His research on clinical decisions, community violence and alcohol harms have had substantial impact on practice, policy and legislation.

Prompted by his discoveries he led the development of a prototype Community Safety Partnership which he continues to chair and which was used as a model in the Crime and Disorder Act which mandated the creation of such partnerships across Great Britain. He initiated and developed the pioneering Universities' Police Science Institute in Wales, the information sharing "Cardiff Model" for violence prevention, which was adopted in the 2008 UK violence reduction strategy and by the Coalition Government in 2010, and a comprehensive care pathway for people harmed by violence.

His proposal in 2008, for an independent professional body for policing, was taken up by Government and the new College of Policing was launched in 2013, underpinned by primary legislation. He was also instrumental in the formation of the national Probation Institute in 2014.

His surveys, laboratory work and field experiments on glass injury resulted in a switch to toughened glassware and polycarbonate alternatives in the UK licensed trade. His research and advocacy prompted the historic first National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisal and guidance in 2000. He won the 2008 Stockholm Criminology Prize (the first UK recipient of what The Times described as "the equivalent of a Nobel prize") and his research group won Cardiff University a 2009 Queens Prize.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, reflecting his contributions to alcohol harm reduction and traumatic stress services; of the College of Emergency Medicine; and of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal College of Physicians. He has served as vice dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and council member and trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which awarded him an honorary FRCS in 2012, and as vice chair of the national charity Victim Support.

He contributed to the Domestic Violence (Wales) Bill and spoke for the NHS at the 2012 launch of the white paper. He initiated and convenes the professions summit series including the 2013 summit on evidence informed practice chaired by Lord O'Donnell.

Since 2004 he has been a member of the UK Government's Alcohol Strategy (now Health and Enforcement) Group which developed the national 2012 strategy. He is a member of council of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a member of the Home Office Science Advisory Council.