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Dr Matthew Millings

Dr Matthew Millings

Telephone: 0151 231 3838

Biography

Matthew Millings is a Reader in Criminal Justice in the School of Justice Studies. He teaches across the Criminal Justice programmes and supporting the development of practitioner-led research through his role as Course Leader for the MA/PG Dip in Evidence-Informed Practice.

Matthew worked on secondment (between August 2015-March 2017) as the Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager on a joint College of Policing and HEFCE funded Police Knowledge Partnership between LJMU, the Office of the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner and Merseyside Police. The project involved teams of LJMU Research Fellows and Seconded Officers (working as Advanced Practitioner Fellows) from Merseyside Police delivering formal research training and supervision to cohorts of officers grouped around the defined priority themes of hate crime, child sexual exploitation, effective crime prevention, and the challenges of cyber-crime/security/surveillance. The Police Knowledge Fund project is underpinned throughout by the ambition to promote officer engagement with, and implementation of, evidence-based practice.

As Principal Investigator, Matthew worked with colleagues Lol Burke (also LJMU) and Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield) on an ESRC funded study (March 2014-November 2015) titled 'Devolving Probation Services; An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda' (Ref ES/M000028/1). The project explored (and tracked) staff experiences at all levels of one case study Community Rehabilitation Company during a period of profound change and transformation.

He was also a Co-Investigator (with LJMU colleagues Giles Barratt, Helen Beckett Wilson and Lol Burke) on an EU funded project titled 'Reducing Reoffending in the EU' that examined the challenges and potential of transforming innovative criminal justice policy and practice in the EU. He has previously conducted funded research into the innovation practice of the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre (with George Mair, Liverpool Hope University) and British Academy funded research that explored the role of the police in young British Asian men's situated negotiation of identity (ref SG102069).

During his time at LJMU Matthew has had course leadership responsibilities of the MA Criminal Justice programme(s), the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-Informed Practice, and module leadership and/or teaching involvement across a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Degrees

2009, Keele University, United Kingdom, PhD, Criminology
2001, University of Hull, United Kingdom, MA, Criminology
1999, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, BA (with first-class honours), Criminology and Social Policy

Academic appointments

Reader in Criminal Justice, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2006 - 2019
Temporary Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Criminology, Keele University, 2004 - 2005

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wells H, Millings M. 2019. Scrutinising the appeal of volunteer Community Speedwatch to policing leaders in England and Wales: Resources, responsivity and responsibilisation Policing and Society, 29 :376-391 >DOI >Public Url

Millings M, Taylor S, Burke L, Ragonese E. 2019. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short-term prisoners. Probation Journal, 66 :77-95 >DOI >Public Url

Millings M, Burke L, Robinson G. 2019. Lost in Transition? The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders engaged in delivering public sector reform Probation Journal, 66 :60-76 >DOI >Public Url

Burke L, Millings M, Robinson G. 2017. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17 :192-208 >DOI >Public Url

Robinson G, Burke L, Millings M. 2016. Criminal Justice Identities in Transition: The Case of Devolved Probation Services in England and Wales British Journal of Criminology, 56 :161-178 >DOI

Millings M. 2013. Policing British Asian Identities: The Enduring Role of the Police in Young British Asian Men's Situated Negotiation of Identity and Belonging British Journal of Criminology, 53 :1075-1092 >DOI

Journal article

Wells H, Millings M. 2019. Scrutinising the appeal of volunteer Community Speedwatch to policing leaders in England and Wales: Resources, responsivity and responsibilisation Policing and Society, 29 :376-391 >DOI >Public Url

Millings M, Taylor S, Burke L, Ragonese E. 2019. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short-term prisoners. Probation Journal, 66 :77-95 >DOI >Public Url

Millings M, Burke L, Robinson G. 2019. Lost in Transition? The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders engaged in delivering public sector reform Probation Journal, 66 :60-76 >DOI >Public Url

Burke L, Millings M, Robinson G. 2017. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17 :192-208 >DOI >Public Url

Robinson G, Burke L, Millings M. 2017. Probation, privatisation and legitimacy Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 56 :137-157 >DOI >Public Url

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2017. Transforming Rehabilitation during a penal crisis: A case study of Through the Gate services in a resettlement prison in England and Wales European Journal of Probation, 9 :115-131 >DOI >Public Url

Robinson G, Burke L, Millings M. 2016. Criminal Justice Identities in Transition: The Case of Devolved Probation Services in England and Wales British Journal of Criminology, 56 :161-178 >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 >Public Url

Millings M. 2013. Policing British Asian Identities: The Enduring Role of the Police in Young British Asian Men's Situated Negotiation of Identity and Belonging British Journal of Criminology, 53 :1075-1092 >DOI

Chapters

Millings M, Burke L, Robinson G. 2019. The ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ agenda in England and Wales: implications of privatisation Ugwudike P, Graham H, McNeill F, Raynor P, Taxman FS, Trotter C. The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice Routledge 9781138102057

Burke L, Millings M, Robinson G. 2017. Is constructive practice still possible in a competitive environment? Findings from a case study of a community rehabilitation company in England and Wales Evidence-Based Skills in Criminal Justice: International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance :57-78 9781447332961

Mair G, Millings M. 2010. Arrest Referral and Drug Testing Hucklesby A, Wincup E. Drug Interventions in Criminal Justice :84-109 McGraw-Hill Education (UK). Maidenhead 9780335239726

Report

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2018. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short term prisoners. Final Briefing Report. >Public Url

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2018. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short term prisoners. Executive Summary. >Public Url

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 Research Project: Action Learning Set 5 >Public Url

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

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2015. Staff hopes, fears and experiences at the point of transition into new ownership (Interim Research Report, June 2015) Staff hopes, fears and experiences at the point of transition into new ownership (Interim Research Report, June 2015)

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

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2014. Anticipating and Experiencing Change: From Creation to Mobilisation of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, September 2014) Anticipating and Experiencing Change: From Creation to Mobilisation of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, September 2014)

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2014. Laying the Foundations: The First Six Months of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, November 2014) Laying the Foundations: The First Six Months of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, November 2014)

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

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

Mair G, Millings M. 2011. Doing Justice Locally: The North Liverpool Community Justice Centre >Link >Public Url

Conference publication

Burke L, Millings M. The policy and process of sharing criminal justice policy across EU partners European Society of Criminology

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Economic and Social Research Council, Devolving Probation Services: An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, Research Team; Principal Investigator - Matthew Millings (LJMU); Co-Investigators - Lol Burke (LJMU) and Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield), Grant value (£): 146,057, Duration of research project: 20 months

British Academy, The enduring role of the police in young British Asian men's situated negotiation of identity and belonging, Grant value (£): 3,430, Duration of research project: 11 months

Economic and Social Research Council, Devolving Probation Services: An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, Research Team; Principal Investigator - Matthew Millings (LJMU); Co-Investigators - Lol Burke (LJMU) and Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield), Grant value (£): 146,057, Duration of research project: 20 months

British Academy, The enduring role of the police in young British Asian men's situated negotiation of identity and belonging, Grant value (£): 3,430, Duration of research project: 11 months

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Lost in Transition? The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders engaged in delivering public sector reform (wth Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovinaa, Oral presentation 30/08/2018

Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short-term prisoners (with Stuart Taylor, Lol Burke and Ester Ragonese), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation 30/08/2018

Lost in Transition? The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders engaged in delivering public sector reform (wth Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovinaa, Oral presentation 30/08/2018

Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short-term prisoners (with Stuart Taylor, Lol Burke and Ester Ragonese), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation 30/08/2018

Embedding evidence-based practice in public protection and crime prevention: A multi-disciplinary approach, The N8 Police Research Partnership: Mobilising Data to Inform Policing Research and Practice, Leeds Open Data Institute, Oral presentation 13/12/2017

Embedding evidence-based practice in public protection and crime prevention: A multi-disciplinary approach, The N8 Police Research Partnership: Mobilising Data to Inform Policing Research and Practice, Leeds Open Data Institute, Oral presentation 13/12/2017

The Merseyside Police Knowledge Fund Collaboration, The College of Policing National Showcase of the Police Knowledge Fund Project, College of Policing, Ryton, Oral presentation 27/11/2017

The Merseyside Police Knowledge Fund Collaboration, The College of Policing National Showcase of the Police Knowledge Fund Project, College of Policing, Ryton, Oral presentation 27/11/2017

Probation Leaders Experience of ImplementingTransforming Rehabiliation Reform, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Oral presentation 17/11/2016

Probation Leaders Experience of ImplementingTransforming Rehabiliation Reform, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Oral presentation 17/11/2016

Embedding Evidence Based Practice in Public Protection and Crime Prevention, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Oral presentation 16/11/2016

Embedding Evidence Based Practice in Public Protection and Crime Prevention, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, Oral presentation 16/11/2016

Probation in the public and private sectors: the case of England & Wales (with Lol Buke and Gwen Robinson as Invited Keynote speakers), EU COST Action on Offender Supervision in Europe Final International Conference, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Oral presentation 04/03/2016

Probation in the public and private sectors: the case of England & Wales (with Lol Buke and Gwen Robinson as Invited Keynote speakers), EU COST Action on Offender Supervision in Europe Final International Conference, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, Oral presentation 04/03/2016

Reducing Reoffending in the EU: Emerging Lessons for the Research (with Giles Barrett, Lol Burke and Helen Beckett Wilson), EU funded Reducing Reoffending End of Project Conference, Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, Oral presentation 19/11/2015

Reducing Reoffending in the EU: Emerging Lessons for the Research (with Giles Barrett, Lol Burke and Helen Beckett Wilson), EU funded Reducing Reoffending End of Project Conference, Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, Oral presentation 19/11/2015

Becoming a CRC: Experiencing Transforming Rehabilitation in England and Wales (with Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Porto, Portugal, Oral presentation 03/09/2015

Becoming a CRC: Experiencing Transforming Rehabilitation in England and Wales (with Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Porto, Portugal, Oral presentation 03/09/2015

Probation identities in transition: a case study in one CRC (with Gwen Robinson and Lol Burke), European Society of Criminology Working Group on Community Sanctions and Measures, Annual Seminar, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Oral presentation 10/06/2015

Probation identities in transition: a case study in one CRC (with Gwen Robinson and Lol Burke), European Society of Criminology Working Group on Community Sanctions and Measures, Annual Seminar, School of Law, University of Sheffield, Oral presentation 10/06/2015

The Politics and Process of Sharing Criminal Justice Policy across EU partners (with Lol Burke), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic, Oral presentation 12/09/2014

The Politics and Process of Sharing Criminal Justice Policy across EU partners (with Lol Burke), Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic, Oral presentation 12/09/2014

Doing Justice Locally: The North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, International Symposium on Specialist Courts and Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Balliol College, University of Oxford, Symposium 15/08/2012

Doing Justice Locally: The North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, International Symposium on Specialist Courts and Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Balliol College, University of Oxford, Symposium 15/08/2012

Doing justice differently, doing justice locally, but doing justice better?: Assessing the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre’s ability to deliver the Community Justice Ideal, Annual Meeting of the British Society of Criminology, University of Northumbria, Oral presentation 06/07/2011

Doing justice differently, doing justice locally, but doing justice better?: Assessing the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre’s ability to deliver the Community Justice Ideal, Annual Meeting of the British Society of Criminology, University of Northumbria, Oral presentation 06/07/2011

Award:

British Society of Criminology's Policing Network's Paper of the Year 2014, http://www.britsoccrim.org/new/?q=node/12

Chief Officer's Commendation (September 2017) - 'For professionalism and commitment to supporting the development of police officers and staff through evidence based research thus creating a more efficient and effective service for the communities of Merseyside’, Merseyside Police

British Society of Criminology's Policing Network's Paper of the Year 2014, http://www.britsoccrim.org/new/?q=node/12

Chief Officer's Commendation (September 2017) - 'For professionalism and commitment to supporting the development of police officers and staff through evidence based research thus creating a more efficient and effective service for the communities of Merseyside’, Merseyside Police

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Leicester, PhD, Police-Faith Relations: Perceptions, Experiences and Challenges

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Protecting Vulnerable People: An Exploration of the Risk Factors and Processes Associated with Lancashire’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Exploring the Behaviour of Foraging Burglary Offenders and Predictive Police Interventions to Prevent and Reduce their Offending

University of Leicester, PhD, Police-Faith Relations: Perceptions, Experiences and Challenges

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Protecting Vulnerable People: An Exploration of the Risk Factors and Processes Associated with Lancashire’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs

University of Central Lancashire, PhD, Exploring the Behaviour of Foraging Burglary Offenders and Predictive Police Interventions to Prevent and Reduce their Offending

Research Grants Awarded:

Economic and Social Research Council, Devolving Probation Services: An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, Research Team; Principal Investigator - Matthew Millings (LJMU); Co-Investigators - Lol Burke (LJMU) and Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield), Grant value (£): 146,057, Duration of research project: 20 months

British Academy, The enduring role of the police in young British Asian men's situated negotiation of identity and belonging, Grant value (£): 3,430, Duration of research project: 11 months

Internal LJMU QR Funding, A Study of the extent to which the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda-led emphasis on resettlement is consumed by prisoners and embedded into the organizational working culture of the staff., Research Team; Principal Investigator - Stuart Taylor (LJMU); Co-Investigators Lol Burke, Matthew Millings and Ester Ragonese (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 14,500, Duration of research project: 18 months

Merseyside Police, An Exploration of the Criminal, Dangerous and Anti-Social Use of Motorcycles across Merseyside, Research Team - Charlotte Watkinson, Matthew Millings and Daniel Silverstone (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: 6 months

Bowland Charitable Trust (and Centre for Criminal Justice Studies), Examining Innovation at the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, Research Team - George Mair (Liverpool Hope University) and Matthew Millings (LJMU), Grant value (£): 8,000, Duration of research project: 11 months

European Commission, Reducing Reoffending in the European Union, Lead Practice Partner - Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Research team - Giles Barrett; Helen Beckett Wilson, Lol Burke, Matthew Millings and Joe Yates (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 345,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

Economic and Social Research Council, Devolving Probation Services: An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, Research Team; Principal Investigator - Matthew Millings (LJMU); Co-Investigators - Lol Burke (LJMU) and Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield), Grant value (£): 146,057, Duration of research project: 20 months

British Academy, The enduring role of the police in young British Asian men's situated negotiation of identity and belonging, Grant value (£): 3,430, Duration of research project: 11 months

Internal LJMU QR Funding, A Study of the extent to which the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda-led emphasis on resettlement is consumed by prisoners and embedded into the organizational working culture of the staff., Research Team; Principal Investigator - Stuart Taylor (LJMU); Co-Investigators Lol Burke, Matthew Millings and Ester Ragonese (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 14,500, Duration of research project: 18 months

Merseyside Police, An Exploration of the Criminal, Dangerous and Anti-Social Use of Motorcycles across Merseyside, Research Team - Charlotte Watkinson, Matthew Millings and Daniel Silverstone (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: 6 months

Bowland Charitable Trust (and Centre for Criminal Justice Studies), Examining Innovation at the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre, Research Team - George Mair (Liverpool Hope University) and Matthew Millings (LJMU), Grant value (£): 8,000, Duration of research project: 11 months

European Commission, Reducing Reoffending in the European Union, Lead Practice Partner - Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council; Research team - Giles Barrett; Helen Beckett Wilson, Lol Burke, Matthew Millings and Joe Yates (all LJMU), Grant value (£): 345,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

Teaching qualification:

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy