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Robert David Jones

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.

Research Interests

  • Prisons
  • Postcoloniality
  • Welsh Criminal Justice
  • Devolution and Welsh Governance

Current Research

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.



Latest News
Samuel Brown wins WISERD Poster Prize 2017 sponsored by the Learned Society of Wales

13th July 2017

The Learned Society of Wales has announced PhD student, Samuel Brown from Swansea University, as winner of the WISERD Annual Conference 2017 Poster Prize. He receives an award of £200 from the Learned Society of Wales.


WISERD Annual Conference 2017

7th July 2017

On 5th-6th of July, WISERD colleagues were joined by academics across a diverse range of disciplines and other colleagues with an interest in the social sciences at Wales’s largest social science conference, which took place at Bangor University.


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