Professor, WISERD Co-Director
Bangor University

Martina studied law at the University of Tübingen before completing an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Edinburgh in 1999, and a DPhil on the influence of the media on public perceptions of crime and criminal justice at the University of Oxford in 2008.

She worked as a research officer at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford for six years on numerous projects funded by the Youth Justice Board, the Home Office, and the Nuffield Foundation. She joined the Bangor University in 2007 and has since undertaken a range of research projects relating to the workings of the criminal justice system in North Wales, including policing and penal policy.

Martina is a member of the ESRC funded WISERD Civil Society Centre; is a network co-ordinator at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice; and a co-applicant on the ESRC-funded seminar series: DATA - PSST! Debating and Assessing Transparency Arrangements - Privacy, Security, Surveillance, Trust.

An Evaluation of the Women's Turnaround Project
Overview The Women’s Turnaround project aimed to engage women offenders so that they make necessary changes to stop offending, following a holistic, woman-centred, service model recommended by the Corston Report in 2007. This project explored the women’s and stakeholder’s
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Katherine Williams
WISERD TCB Event: Mixed Methods
1st May 2019 |
This half day workshop for researcher lead by Professor Martina Feilzer , Bangor University, will provide hands-on advanced engagement with matters related to mixed methods research (MMR). It will discuss the paradigms underpinning MMR, outline some...
Honorary Research Fellow
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2017: Social sciences and everyday life
7th November 2017 |
In this school conference, we highlight how social science research helps us make sense of everyday life and everyday problems. We will focus on three main themes: crime and justice; poverty and social exclusion; and social change. We will discuss...