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.

Borders, boundary mechanisms and migration
Borders, boundary mechanisms and migration examines factors shaping civil society engagement with migration and forms of bordering through comparative international case studies and place-based ethnographies, and explores how social boundary activation mechanisms are
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Rhys Dafydd Jones (Aberystwyth University), Bethan Loftus (Bangor University), Robin Mann (Bangor University), Dana Brablecova (Bangor University), Maria Christina Galanaki (Bangor University), Howard Davis (Bangor University)
Social and Cultural Capital in later life
Overview This work package will explore the importance of ageing and intergenerational relations for social participation and civil society. In particular, we will investigate the impact of ageing on participation in civil society through the lens of crime across the life
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Martijn Hogerbrugge (Cardiff University)
Evaluation of the Accommodation Needs of Rough Sleepers on Anglesey
Description This Council-led research project explored the multiple needs and risk factors presented by the rough sleeper population on Anglesey, and the extent to which these needs are matched by the current services provided by voluntary, private, and public sector
Research Team:
Martina Feilzer (Bangor University), Alexandra Plows (Bangor University), Bethan Judge, Fiona Stratford
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
Reports and Briefings
'Towards Justice: Responding to Past Harms' Webinar briefing
The questions raised by the webinar, Towards Justice: Responding to Past Harms, go to the heart of the purposes of national and international criminal justice systems. One core aim of the criminal justice system is to hold to account those who have broken the law and caused...
Civil Society | January 2021
Journal Articles
Hollowing out probation? The roots of Transforming Rehabilitation
This article provides a critical perspective on the political and policy history of probation in England and Wales to develop a better understanding of how TR came to be. TR was only the latest act in a longstanding process of changing probation to fit ideological ‘flavours’...
March 2019
Training 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...
Seminar Bangor Social Sciences Seminar Series 2015: Semester 2
4th February 2015 |
Organised by Bangor WISERD, the School Research Seminars ran approximately every three weeks over two semesters and included presentations from staff and research students within the School of Social Sciences, other research centres within the...