PhD Study: Studying the impact of technology appropriation training in enhancing police officers' efficiency and effectiveness.

Lead Supervisor: Associate Professor Dr Nicoletta Policek

Qualifications and memberships


  • 2007 – 2009: MSc (by research) in Computing, University of Leeds
  • 1992 – 1997: BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. American University in Cairo (GPA 3.6/4.0 – Higher honours).

Professional associations membership

British Society of Criminology

Research supervision

Dr. Nicoletta Policek

PC Franc Simpson

Sgt Julian McLeod

Mr. Anthony Green


Abbas, N. (2017) High quality information is the oxygen of effective policing. Poster presented at: Doctor Colloquium 2017. University of Cumbria.

Abbas, N. (2016) Ways of Advancing the Use of Technology in Cumbria Constabulary to Improve their Efficiency. Poster presented at: Doctor Colloquium 2016. University of Cumbria.

Al-Sulaiti, L, Abbas, N, Brierley, C et al. (2 more authors) (2016) Compilation of an Arabic Children’s Corpus. In: LREC 2016 Proceedings. LREC 2016: 10th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia. . ISBN 978-2-9517408-9-1

Abbas, N., Atwell, E. and Al-Sulaiti, L. (2016) An Empirical Evaluation of 10 Arabic Optical Character Recognition Tools. International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL), 7. 1-14.

N. Abbas and E. Atwell (2013) Annotating the Arabic Quran with a Classical Semantic Ontology, in: Proc. of WACL’2 2 nd Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK, 22 July 2013.

N. Abbas, L. Aldhubai, H. Al-Khalifa, Z. Alqassem, E. Atwell, K. Dukes, M. Sawalha and A. Sharaf,(2013) Unifying Linguistic Annotations and Ontologies for the Arabic Quran, in: Proc. of WACL’2 2 nd Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK, 22 July 2013.

Sharaf, A, Atwell, E, Abbas, N (7 more authors) (2010) المشاريع الحاسوبية على اللغة العربية والقرآن بجامعة ليدز "Arabic and Quranic Computational Linguistics Projects at the University of Leeds". Proceedings of the workshop of Increasing Arabic Contents on the Web.

Abbas, N. 2009. Quran 'Search for a Concept' Tool and Website. Unpublished thesis, University of Leeds. Thesis file could be accessed online using the link:

Eric Atwell, Noorhan Abbas, Bayan Abu Shawar, Amal Alsaif, Latifa Al-Sulaiti, Andrew Roberts, Majdi Sawalha (2008) Mapping Middle Eastern and North African diasporas: Arabic corpus linguistics research at the University of Leeds. Proceedings of BRISMES Conference 2008.