Appointment of 2017-18 Research Fellow

The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust in partnership with The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Connor Woodman as this year’s Research Fellow.

Connor will investigate state and corporate power in criminal justice in England and Wales. Specifically:

1.    Undercover policing of political groups and social movements.

2.    Organisations and companies profiting from prisons and punishment.

The annual research fellowship is funded by The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust to give an individual the opportunity to further develop their skills and interests in research within the not-for-profit sector.

The fellowship will run until December 2018, and any publications Connor leads on for CCJS will be made available on the Trust’s website.

The Research Fellowship is an annual initiative which is carried out in conjunction with a partner organisation. The Fellowship is intended to facilitate research with a socialist orientation, consistent with the broad aims of the Trust. One of the aims of the initiative is to provide an opportunity for young researchers to develop their research interests and capacities in a politically focused environment and thus, over time, enhance the human resources that can support radical research.

Previous partner organisations include: CAAT, Compass, Ruskin College, the TUC, The Equality Trust, New Economics Foundation, the Fabian Society.