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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)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Humanities and Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 1997 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Barrett G, McEvoy D. 2013. An emerging African business quarter amid urban decline Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 7 :274-292 >DOI

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 article

Taylor S, Beckett Wilson H, Barrett G, Jamieson J, Grindrod L. 2018. Cannabis Use in an English Community: Acceptance, Anxieties and the Liminality of Drug Prohibition Contemporary Drug Problems, :1-24 >DOI

Beckett Wilson H, 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

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, McEvoy D. 2013. An emerging African business quarter amid urban decline Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 7 :274-292 >DOI

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 >DOI

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

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

McGoldrick C, Barrett G, Cook I. Befriending and Re-ablement Service: A better alternative in an age of austerity International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, >DOI

Report

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Project: Action Learning Set 6

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 5

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. Working Together to Reduce Reoffending: Reducing Reoffending Project 2012-2015

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2014. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 4

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2014. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 3

Barrett G, McGoldrick C, McEvoy D. 2014. Evaluation of the Befriending and Re-ablement Service (BARS) in Sefton

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2013. European Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 2

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2013. European Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 1

Taylor S, Beckett-Wilson H, Jamieson J, Grinrod, L , Barrett G. 2013. Cannabis Use and Cultivation.

Springett J, Barrett G, Elliott I, Greenop D, Lawless A, Newman A, Richards A. Pacesetters Workforce Development Evaluation

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

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

Conference presentation:

How far does Capital of Culture status aid regeneration? The case of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008, Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), London, Oral presentation 27/08/2018

International fieldwork and building research self-efficacy among students, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 13/06/2018

Blog Off-Campus: benefits of using blogs as an assessment tool in international field work settings, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, LJMU, Oral presentation 14/06/2016

Reducing Reoffending in the EU, EU funded Reducing Reoffending Project End of Award Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 19/11/2015

Black and Minority Ethnic Satisfaction with Policing, 42nd International Conference for the European Group for Study of Deviance and Social Control, Liverpool, Oral presentation 02/09/2014

What works and in what context when it comes to mentoring, 3rd International Meeting of the EU Project Group on Reducing Reoffending, Turin, Oral presentation 19/02/2014

Black and Minority Ethnic Satisfaction with Policing, Black History Month Colloquium, Salford University, Oral presentation 22/10/2013

“I say fieldwork, you say international study visit” Reflecting on off-site activities within Humanities and Social Science, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 12/06/2013

Using Action Learning to capture Knowledge and Best Practice, 2nd International Meeting of the EU Project Group on Reducing Reoffending, The Hague, Oral presentation 07/02/2013

Gendered dimension of reflective field diaries, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, LJMU, Oral presentation 16/06/2010

Culture and regeneration: Liverpool ECoC 2008, AAG Annual Conference, Washington D.C, Oral presentation 06/04/2010

The emergence of ethnic retail quarters in Manchester, Royal Geographical Society and IBG Annual Conference, Manchester, Oral presentation 04/08/2009

The impact of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008 on Merseyside tourism businesses, Creative Industries and Creative Communities Conference, Staffordshire University, Oral presentation 14/04/2009

The World in One City? The representations and participation of ethnic minorities in European Capital of Culture, Liverpool, European Capital of Culture, Liverpool, Oral presentation 20/11/2008

Using reflective diaries in Geography fieldwork, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 14/06/2005

Aftermath: reactions to the Bradford riot of July 7 2001, Fear: critical geopolitics and everyday life, University of Durham, Oral presentation 21/03/2005

Ethnic Minorities and the British Selection for Capital of Culture 2008, European Science Foundation Workshop, University of Amsterdam, Oral presentation 09/12/2003

South Asian business networking in the United Kingdom, European Science Foundation workshop on Asian Immigrants and Entrepreneurs, Nijmegen, NL, Oral presentation 09/10/2001

Ethnic minorities and (de)regulation: retailing and consumer services in the United Kingdom, Third Conference of the TSER Thematic Network: Working on the Fringes, Liverpool, Oral presentation 24/05/2001

International Perspectives on Ethnic Minority Enterprise: The Work of the EU Fourth Framework Network on Immigrant Businesses, 4th Annual Ethnic Minority Business Conference, University of Paisley, Oral presentation 17/04/2001

Ethnic Minority Business in the United Kingdom: The Current State of Knowledge, TSER Network ‘Working on the Fringes: Immigrant BusinessEconomic Integration and Informal Practices, University of Amsterdam, Oral presentation 16/04/1999

Universalism versus Particularism in Ethnic Minority Business Studies, South Asian Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Reading, Oral presentation 16/09/1997

Ethnic Solidarity and the Nature of South Asian Enterprise in Contrasting Contexts, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Oral presentation 11/05/1996

Aspects of African-Caribbean Business in England, Paper to Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, Oral presentation 09/04/1996

Raising Finance for the Ethnic Minority Firm, Paper to ESRC Small Business Initiative, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 16/12/1992

Labour Intensive Practices in the Ethnic Minority Firm, Labour Intensive Practices in the Ethnic Minority Firm, Paper to ESRC Small Business Initiative, Oral presentation 02/09/1992

Ethnic Identity and Entrepreneurial Predisposition: Business Entry Motives of Asians, Afro-Caribbeans and Whites, Paper to ESRC Small Business Initiative, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 04/02/1992

Award:

Literati Club - Award for Excellence for Most Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Emerald Publishers, https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/ijebr.2003.16009eaa.002

National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology 2012, British Society of Criminology, http://www.britsoccrim.org/teachingaward/

Conference organisation:

3rd meeting of the Thematic Network ‘Working on the Fringes: immigrant Businesses, Economic Integration and Informal Practices’: Public Policy and the Institutional Context of Immigrant Businesses. Sponsored by the European Union under the Targeted Socio-Economic Research programme, Co-organiser

42nd International Conference for the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Co-organiser, http://www.europeangroup.org/?q=node/18

EU Reducing Reoffending Project Conference, co-organiser, http://reducingreoffending.co.uk/conference/

External committees:

Financing Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK, Bank of England, Round-table participant

Financing Needs of Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses, British Bankers Association, Round-table participant

Fellowships:

Enterprise Fellow, LJMU

Visiting Research Fellow at Hunter College, New York, NY, LJMU

Media Coverage:

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2017/11/10/ljmu-to-evaluate-success-of-royal-british-legion-break-service, Coverage of the award of TRBL's National Evaluation of Breaks Services

http://bscltn.wordpress.com/guest-articles/, Blog post about international fieldwork and Criminology students for the British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network (pub. 2013)

Membership of professional bodies:

Emerald Publishers Literati Club, Emerald Publishers

Member, Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/centres-and-institutes/the-centre-for-the-study-of-crime-criminalisation-and-social-exclusion

Member, European Migration Network, https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/european_migration_network_en

Other invited event:

The Royal British Legion (Organisational Management Group), Liverpool TRBL office, Research leads for the TRBL Breaks Services Evaluation were invited to present key research findings at a highly significant meeting of The Legion's Organisational Management Group which is constituted of all the most senior heads of services across The Legion's organisational structure.

Some ethnic transitions in Manchester’s business landscape, University of Liverpool, Invited speaker to present public seminar

European Migration Network, Home Office UK Borders Agency, London, European Migration Network - National network first meeting

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: New Directions in Policy and Research, University of Central England, Invited conference discussant

The Financing of Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK, Bank of England, Participant in ‘The Financing of Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK’ consultative workshop, at Bank of England, London, UK. The knowledge shared in this workshop fed directly into the publication of the landmark document "The Financing of Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK", produced by the Bank of England, London

Financing Needs of Ethnic Minority Businesses, British Bankers Association, Participant in a round-table discussion at the British Bankers’ Association. The discussion was part of a scoping exercise for a project focusing on the financing needs of ethnic minority businesses. This event was a direct response to the Governor of the Bank of England’s Annual Seminar in January of that year during which the Governor called for more ‘hard’ data on the financing of ethnic minority businesses

Research Grants Awarded:

European Union, TSER Research Network: Working on the Fringes: Immigrant businesses, economic integration and informal practices, Trevor Jones, David McEvoy, Grant value (£): 29300, Duration of research project: 1 year

LJMU, Asian and African-Caribbean small firms and business support provision in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Christine McGoldrick; David McEvoy, Grant value (£): 1500, Duration of research project: 3 months

Impacts08, Young Liverpool Project, Pauline Marne, Sara Parker, Grant value (£): 13950, Duration of research project: 3 months

AimHigher Cheshire and Warrington, Creative Industries Evaluation, Andrew Hull, Grant value (£): 4042, Duration of research project: 5 months

Impacts08, Evaluation of the effect of Capital of Culture 2008 on the SME sector in Liverpool, Andrew Hull, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 3 months

Merseyside Police, BAME Victims Satisfaction Study, Joe Yates, David Tyrer, Jim Hollinshead, Vickie Cooper, Grant value (£): 18437, Duration of research project: 6 months

The Royal British Legion, National Evaluation of TRBL Breaks Scheme, Emma Murray, Grant value (£): 220, 251, Duration of research project: 1 year

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

Teaching qualification:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy