Sophie Ellis

Sophie Ellis is a forensic psychologist and currently a PhD student at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, completing a major research project on the social and moral world of prison psychologists. She has also co-ordinated a network of professionals concerned… Continue reading

Dr Shona Minson

Shona Minson is a Barrister and currently a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford. She has conducted distinguished and influential research on the impact on children of parental imprisonment, particularly the sentencing of mothers.

John Kamara

John Kamara was wrongly convicted of murder in 1981 and spent 19 years in prison before his conviction was quashed in 2000. A BBC Rough Justice programme, ‘Life after Life’ followed his first year of freedom. In the years since… Continue reading

Michael O’Brien

Michael O’Brien was wrongly convicted in 1988 for murder. He was imprisoned for 11 years before his conviction was quashed. In 2016 he published a book, ‘Prisoners in Limbo’ about the unjust effects of IPPs on prisoners and their families;… Continue reading

Pamela Taylor CBE

Pamela is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Cardiff University and consultant forensic psychiatrist in Abertawe Bro Morgannyg and Cardiff & Vale University Health Boards, and forensic psychiatry advisor to the Chief Medical Officer for Wales. She… Continue reading

John Gunn CBE

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry. King’s College London.  Medical training in Birmingham.  Psychiatric training at the Maudsley.   Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry 1978-2002. At the Maudsley developed the largest postgraduate… Continue reading

Adrian Grounds

Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He was previously University Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry at the Institute of Criminology, and Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Sentence Review… Continue reading