Appointment of 2021-22 Research Fellow

The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust in partnership with the Article 11 Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Currie as this year’s Research Fellow.

Rachel will investigate the right to protest in the UK. This The Fellowship project will develop the evidence base and analysis to address three main
research questions:

  1. How have shifts in the political, legal and procedural context around protest rights in the UK over recent years impacted social and political movements?
  2. What are the key political, legal and practical factors that may impact protest rights for social and political movements in 2021-22 and looking ahead?
  3. Which specific groups, movements and communities face particularly heightened risk over 2021-22 and looking ahead?

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 October 2022, and any publications Rachel leads on for A11T 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 new 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: The World Transformed, The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, CAAT, Compass, Ruskin College, the TUC, The Equality Trust, New Economics Foundation, the Fabian Society.