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Susie Balderston led and authored the user-led, EHRC funded research from the North East, called "Disabling Hate Crime" in 2008. She is Policy and Training Director of a user-led organisation of disabled people, Vision Sense, and has twice been Disability Arts Ambassador in Newcastle. Her specialist policy areas are personalisation policy, the Equality Duty and human rights. She is undertaking PhD research at Lancaster University, looking at outcomes for disabled women who experience hate crime.
Keiran Bellis is a Research Associate and the UK based project co-ordinator for the DAPHNE III funded (hate crime) project When Law and Hate Collide within the Innovation in Society Unit of the Lancashire Law School, at the University of Central Lancashire. He has specific research interests in the legislative foundations to hate crime, alternative (sub) cultures, and the wider community impact of hate crime offences. Keiran has also provided expert analysis on hate crime to the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission's HRA impact consultation for the LGB&T community.
Caroline Bonnes has a Masters degree in Education and works as a research assistant at the Institute of Special Education at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. She specialises in the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in higher education and working life. Her previous research focused on resilience and coping strategies and the support and inclusion of people with mental health disorders. Her special interest is on the psychological effects of hate crime.
David Brax, PhD., in Practical Philosophy, is a researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg University, Sweden, specializing in moral philosophy, meta-ethics and philosophy of mind. David works within the project When Law and Hate Collide funded by the European Union Daphne III programme. He writes about philosophical aspects of hate crime and hate legislation, and blogs about it at: http://david.brax.nu/blog/category/hate-crime/
Stephen Brookes, MBE, a nationally known disabled equality consultant, and coordinator of the UK Disability Hate Crime Network, who works for the reduction of hate crimes and targeted incidents against disabled people.
Bob Eastwood is head of diversity and community cohesion for Lancashire Constabulary. He is also the Chair of the Countywide Hate Crime Group - a multi agency group with objectives including increasing the numbers of hate crimes reported, care of victims and bringing offenders to justice. He is also a member of the Countywide Community Cohesion Partnership. Bob joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1981 and is now a Superintendent. He was seconded to Lancaster University in 1990 where he studied Law, Politics, Psychology and Political Sociology. During his career as a detective, he has been the senior investigator in a number of hate crimes.
Monica Fitzpatrick, Research Manager, Challenge Hate Crime Project, Northern Ireland. An EU funded partnership between The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) and the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO). Primarily researching the nature of hate crime in Northern Ireland and the processes for managing hate crime cases across the Northern Ireland criminal justice system. The project is also developing a pilot model for offenders of hate crime: a unique programme that will be delivered in custody and in the community. Monica previously worked as NIPS Equality Adviser within The Department of Justice and was the lead official on gender and sexual orientation within The Office of the First and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).
Corinne Funnell is a PhD student at Cardiff University, Wales. After obtaining undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees at Bristol University, Corinne worked for the Home Office as a policy and partnership advisor She was awarded an ESRC 1+3 scholarship (socio-legal pathway) in 2008 and she is now conducting ethnographic fieldwork with the aim of contributing to victim-centred hate crime scholarship.
Kay Goodall is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Her key interests are in racism, religious conflict and 'hate crime' legislation. She has carried out funded research on, among other things, racist incidents, policing of domestic abuse, and policing of violence in public places. Her recent articles have covered incitement to racial hatred, and she is currently working on projects about conceptualising racism and sectarianism.
Nathan Hall, PhD., is a senior lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. His principal research interest lies in the field of hate crime and in particular criminal justice responses to hate crime in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere. His doctoral research involved a comparative analysis of the policing of hate crime in London and New York City and specifically examined issues including organisational and individual police culture, investigative processes and practices, service provision, the 'lived experience' of both police officers and victims in the policing of hate crimes, and the social construction of the hate crime 'problem'. He has published widely in this field, predominantly in the area of policing, but also in relation to other areas of the criminal justice system. Nathan is also a member of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group, the Association of Chief Police Officers Hate Crime Working Group, and is a member of the UK government hate crime delegation to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Paul Iganski, PhD., Coordinator of The Hate Crime Research Group, is a Senior Lecturer in Social Justice at Lancaster University, UK.,who specialises in teaching and applied research on hate crime. His two most recent books on the subject are The Consequences of Hate Crime (2009) and Hate Crime and the City (2008).
Anhelita Kamenska is a researcher with the Latvian Centre for Human Rights, a human rights NGO. The Centre has conducted several projects on raising awareness on hate crimes in Latvia, in particular raising capacity among law enforcement and highlighting victims' experiences.
Vicky Kielinger is a Senior Criminologist in the Metropolitan Police Service. Her work involves increasing the understanding of and the response to hate crime, as well as equality and diversity related issues, both in relation to police performance and in the way that officers and staff are treated within the organisation. She is co-author of the book Hate Crimes Against London's Jews.
Roderick Landman is a PhD student at Lancaster University, UK, researching 'mate crime' and people with learning disabilities, which stems from the ARC Safety Net project (www.arcsafety.net/). Roderick has worked in learning disability services throughout his life.
Gail Mason, PhD., is Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia. She has been researching hate crime for some years with a focus on homophobic violence and racist violence. She is the author of The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge (Routledge 2002). She currently conducts research on the legal regulation of hate crime and the role of emotion in prejudice-related crime.
Hannah Mason-Bish, PhD., Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton, UK. In 2008 Hannah completed PhD research on the development of hate crime policy in Britain, with a particular interest in disability, age and gender as hate crime categories.
Leslie Moran, PhD., is Professor of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London. He has conducted research and worked with civil society and government on hate violence and safety in the UK and Australia.Sexuality and the Politics of Violence and Safety, co-authored with Bev Skeggs, is an exploration of homophobic violence and safety.
Anne Novis, Disability Activist, Trustee Director and lead on disability hate crime for UK Disabled Peoples Council , Independent advisor to British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, Advisor on Race for Justice, Member of the Metropolitan Police Authority Hate Crime Forum.
Bennett Obong , Project Manager for the Hate Crime Forum (formerly the London Wide Race Hate Crime Forum), Metropolitan Police Authority
Hannah O'Neill, coordinator of the Milton Keynes Anti Hate Crime group and member of the Thames Valley CPS Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel, completed a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict at Queens University, Belfast, in 2005.
Rafal Pankowski PhD., has served as deputy editor of Nigdy Wiecej (Never Again) magazine since 1996. His publications include the books Neo-Fascism in Western Europe (ISP PAN: 1998), Racism and Popular Culture (Trio: 2006), and The Populist Political Right in Poland: The Patriots (Routledge: 2010). He works as a lecturer at Collegium Civitas and coordinator of the Warsaw-based East Europe Monitoring Centre supported by EUFA and the FARE network.
Susan Paterson, a Senior Criminologist in the Metropolitan Police Service for over 8 years. Her work involves issues on hate crime, diversity and equality.Susan is currently working towards a PhD with Birkbeck School of Law and has been a trustee for Galop which provides advocacy and support for those experiencing homophobic or transphobic crime.
Barbara Perry, PhD., is Professor and Associate Dean of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She has written extensively on hate crime, and her books include: In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime; and Silent Victims: Hate Crime against Native Americans. She is General Editor of a five volume set on hate crime published by Praeger in 2009, and editor of Volume 3 of that set: Victims of Hate Crime. She is particularly interested in anti-Muslim violence, and hate crime against Aboriginal people. Currently, she is conducting innovative research in Canada on the community impacts of hate crime.
Katharine Quarmby is a campaigning journalist and associate editor at Prospect magazine - www.prospect-magazine.co.uk. She has campaigned for better recognition of disability hate crime for the last few years and wrote the report, Getting Away with Murder, for Scope, Disability Now and the UK's Disabled People's Council.
Julia Resenterra, Trusts & Foundations Officer, Alumni & Development Office, Lancaster University.
David Smith, PhD., a former probation officer, is Professor of Criminology at Lancaster University. He has conducted research on the perpetrators of racist violence and on a probation programme, Promoting Human Dignity, for people convicted of racially aggravated offences.
Andy Stelman, former Assistant Chief Officer Merseyside Probation Trust and winner of the 2008 Butler Trust Diversity Award for his work in the field of hate crime. Andy now works in a freelance capacity.
Abe Sweiry is a Research Fellow at the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (EISCA). He is currently conducting research for a PhD at Lancaster University.
Seamus Taylor CBE., is a Lecturer in Social Policy Studies at the National University of Ireland, Maynouth. He previously worked for over 20 years at senior levels in the British public sector and Civil Service, including as Director of Equality and Diversity at the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales, and as Director of Strategy at the statutory Commission for Racial Equality. Seamus has served on a number of national bodies in Britain including as: Commissioner on the Commission on the future of multi ethnic Britain; chair of a civil service wide group on diversity in the senior civil service and as a trustee of the Runnymede Trust think tank on cultural diversity and equality. Seamus was awarded a CBE in the British Honours system in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to equality in the legal system in Britain.
Lewis Turner, PhD., is the Hate Crime Officer for Wyre Community Safety Partnership and Vice-President of Press for Change.
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