Professor Eddie Kane leads the Centre for Health and Justice at the University of Nottingham's Institute of Mental Health. He leads teams delivering major national and international research programmes including Home Office and College of Policing grant funding programmes covering the development of evidence-based interventions at the health justice interface including violence reduction initiatives and mental health interventions in the justice system.
He is currently working on the first nationally funded census of police involvement with individuals experiencing mental health issues and under the same programme is developing a framework for Police Forces to evaluate their Mental Health Triage schemes.
He is also a Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Innovation at the University of Birmingham working on Transnational Crime research. He was formerly the national Director of High Security Psychiatric Services. He also worked as the director of NHS performance and mental health for London and as director of mental health for the Northwest and West Midlands regions of England. He has been an NHS Trust CEO and held board-level positions in a variety of public, private and voluntary organisations.