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Dr Giles Barrett

Dr Giles Barrett

Telephone: 0151 231 5931

Biography

Giles is a past recipient of an LJMU visiting fellowship to Hunter College, City of New York University to further pursue his comparative research interest in Caribbean American business enterprises and UK African-Caribbean enterprises. He has also been a member of a European funded global network of researchers on issues relating to immigrant entrepreneurship and international migration. Giles’ doctoral research and subsequent research activity has focused on the economic and regulatory challenges facing small businesses owned by persons of Caribbean and South Asian descent. Giles’ other research interests surround ageing in poor neighbourhoods and BME groups' perceptions of police and law enforcement agencies.

Giles is the author of a number of published papers on ethnic minority business issues and is a recipient of an Emerald Literati Prize. He has a wealth of experience in evaluation research derived from practical applications through research and consultancy on issues as varied as befriending schemes for older people to counteract isolation and loneliness through to cannabis use and cultivation. He has also lead an LJMU team in a major EU funded project around 'Reducing Reoffending' with local and international partners that include Knowsley MBC, HMP Liverpool, Merseyside Police, The City of The Hague government and the European Research Institute in Turin. currently he is leading a team of LJMU researchers on a national evaluation of the Royal British Legion Breaks Services. With its annual Poppy Appeal dating back to 1921, the Royal British Legion is one of the UK’s best known charities. In addition to being the Nation’s custodian of remembrance, the Legion supports the UK Armed Forces community through welfare services, companionship and representation. LJMU has been commissioned to help the Legion assess its holiday services and inform on future development.

Giles' teaching interests centre on research methods and methodologies, the links between crime, social harm and place, and international fieldwork within Criminology. Giles is a recent winner of a British Society of Criminology teaching award related to his work on internationalising the curriculum via overseas fieldwork research opportunities.

Degrees

1997, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
1989, Lviv Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)

Publications

Highlighted publications

Barrett G, McGoldrick, CM . 2013. Narratives of (in)active ageing in poor deprived areas of Liverpool, UK International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 33 :347-366 >DOI

Barrett G, Fletcher, MG , Patel, TG . 2013. Black and minority ethnic communities and levels of satisfaction with policing: Findings from a study in the north of England Criminology & Criminal Justice, :1-20 >DOI

Dummer TJB, Cook IG, Parker SL, Barrett GA, Hull AP. 2008. Promoting and assessing 'deep learning' in geography fieldwork: An evaluation of reflective field diaries JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 32 :459-479 >DOI >Link

Barrett GA, Jones TP, McEvoy D. 1996. Ethnic minority business: Theoretical discourse in Britain and North America URBAN STUDIES, 33 :783-809 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Wilson HB, Taylor S, Barrett G, Jamieson J, Grindrod L. 2017. Propagating the Haze? Community and professional perceptions of cannabis cultivation and the impacts of prohibition INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 48 :72-80 >DOI >Link

McGoldrick C, Barrett GA, Cook I. 2017. Befriending and Re-ablement Service: a better alternative in an age of austerity International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37 :51-68 >DOI

Worrall A, Corcoran M, Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. Integrated Offender Management: Evaluation research in Merseyside and North Staffordshire Probation Quarterly, :28-30

Barrett G, McGoldrick, CM . 2013. Narratives of (in)active ageing in poor deprived areas of Liverpool, UK International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 33 :347-366 >DOI

Barrett G, Fletcher, MG , Patel, TG . 2013. Black and minority ethnic communities and levels of satisfaction with policing: Findings from a study in the north of England Criminology & Criminal Justice, :1-20 >DOI

Barrett G, McEvoy D. 2010. Ethnic Minorities in the British Labour Market Migration Citizenship Education,

Dummer TJB, Cook IG, Parker SL, Barrett GA, Hull AP. 2008. Promoting and assessing 'deep learning' in geography fieldwork: An evaluation of reflective field diaries JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 32 :459-479 >DOI >Link

Barrett GA, Jones TP, McEvoy D. 2001. Socio-economic and policy dimensions of the mixed embeddedness of ethnic minority business in Britain Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 27 :241-258

Barrett GA. 1999. Overcoming the obstacles? Access to bank finance for African-Caribbean enterprise Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 25 :303-322

Barrett GA, Jones TP, McEvoy D. 1996. Ethnic minority business: Theoretical discourse in Britain and North America URBAN STUDIES, 33 :783-809 >DOI >Link

Chapters

Barrett G, Ram M, Jones T. 2012. Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship Carter S, Jones-Evans D. Enterprise and Small Business: Principles, Practice and Policy :199-217 Pearson Education Limited. Harlow 9780273726104

Barrett G, Jones T, McEvoy D. 2008. Ethnic Minority Business Support: Theoretical Discourse in Britain and North America Blackburn R, Brush CG. Small Business and Entrepreneurship 1 :421-452 Sage

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Jones T, Barrett G, McEvoy D. 2000. Market potential as a decisive influence on the performance of ethnic minority business Rath J. IMMIGRANT BUSINESS, Workshop on Immigrant Business :37-53 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

European Commission: HOME/2011/ISEC/AG Prevention of and Fight against Crime 2007-13, Reducing Reoffending, Knowsley MBC, MALS Merseyside, Merseyside Police, Municipality of the Hague, European Research Institute, Busoleno, Italy, Grant value (£): 365,000, Duration of research project: 3 years