Role: PhD Student
Institution: Cardiff University
Robert graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA Hons degree in Criminology and Sociology in 2009. From there, Robert completed a Mres in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Manchester and graduated in 2010. In the same year Robert was awarded the President’s Research Scholarship by Cardiff University to undertake his PhD. Currently Robert is doing his PhD at Cardiff University.
The focus of Robert’s PhD will be upon the experiences of Welsh people in the prison estate. In seeking to explore the marginalised experiences of people from across Wales sentenced to prison (either in South Wales or those serving custodial sentences in England), the research aims to raise a number of questions around the role of the Welsh Government in providing services for Welsh prisoners. In particular, within the context of devolution and extended powers granted to the National Assembly, the research aims to create a clearer picture of criminal justice in Wales and contribute towards debates around devolution and criminal justice in Wales.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.