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Dr Giles Barrett

Dr Giles Barrett

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Biography

Giles is a Reader in Criminology within the School of Justice Studies. He 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 include active ageing in poor neighbourhoods, BAME groups' perceptions of police and law enforcement agencies, and pedagogical research linked to students' research efficacy via international fieldwork experiences.

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. Most recently, he was the principal investigator on a major 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 was commissioned to help the Legion assess its holiday services and inform on future development. In delivering on this project brief, Giles led a research team of seven.

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 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, Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Social Studies

Academic appointments

Reader in Criminology, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - 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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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

Journal article

Barrett G, Hayes A, Hollinshead J. 2019. STUDY ABROAD AND DEVELOPING REFLECTIVE RESEARCH PRACTICE THROUGH BLOGS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM Journal of Criminal Justice Education, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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, 45 :401-424 DOI Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McGoldrick C, Barrett G, 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 Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Author Url

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

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 Author Url

Barrett G, Jones T, McEvoy D, Mcgoldrick C. 2002. The economic embeddedness of immigrant enterprise in Britain International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 8 :11-31 DOI

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 Author Url

Report

Barrett G, Murray E, Marshall DJ. 2019. The National Evaluation of The Royal British Legion (TRBL) Breaks Services 2017-2018

Barrett G, Murray E, Marshall DJ. 2019. The National Evaluation of The Royal British Legion (TRBL) Breaks Services 2017-2018 (Executive Summary)

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. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Project: Action Learning Set 6 Public Url

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

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. 2014. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 4 Public Url

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

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

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

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

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

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 Author Url

Chapters

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

Engagement & Impact

Other invited event:

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. 2018

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.. 2018

Some ethnic transitions in Manchester’s business landscape, University of Liverpool, Invited speaker to present public seminar. 2010

European Migration Network, Home Office UK Borders Agency, London, European Migration Network - National network first meeting. 2008

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. 1998

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: New Directions in Policy and Research, University of Central England, Invited conference discussant. 1998

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. 2018

International fieldwork and building research self-efficacy among students, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 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. 2016

Reducing Reoffending in the EU, EU funded Reducing Reoffending Project End of Award Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 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. 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. 2014

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

Gendered dimension of reflective field diaries, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Asian business networking in the United Kingdom, European Science Foundation workshop on Asian Immigrants and Entrepreneurs, Nijmegen, NL, Oral presentation. 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. 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. 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. 1999

Universalism versus Particularism in Ethnic Minority Business Studies, South Asian Entrepreneurship Conference, University of Reading, Oral presentation. 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. 1996

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

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

Research Grants Awarded:

Impacts08, Young Liverpool Project, Pauline Marne, Sara Parker, Grant value (£): 13950, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2018

The Royal British Legion, National Evaluation of TRBL Breaks Scheme, Emma Murray, Grant value (£): 220, 251, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2017

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. 2012

Merseyside Police, BAME Victims Satisfaction Study, Joe Yates, David Tyrer, Jim Hollinshead, Vickie Cooper, Grant value (£): 18437, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2010

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. 2007

AimHigher Cheshire and Warrington, Creative Industries Evaluation, Andrew Hull, Grant value (£): 4042, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2006

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. 1999

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. 1999

Conference organisation:

EU Reducing Reoffending Project Conference, co-organiser, http://reducingreoffending.co.uk/conference/. 2015

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.

Teaching qualification:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 2012

Award:

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

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. 2003

Membership of professional bodies:

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. 2009

Member, European Migration Network, https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/european_migration_network_en. 2007

Emerald Publishers Literati Club, Emerald Publishers.

Fellowships:

Enterprise Fellow, LJMU. 2000

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

External committees:

Financing Needs of Ethnic Minority Owned Businesses, British Bankers Association, Round-table participant. 1999

Financing Ethnic Minority Firms in the UK, Bank of England, Round-table participant. 1998

Media Coverage:

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).

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.