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Dr Matthew Millings

Dr Matthew Millings

Telephone: 0151 231 3838

Biography

Matthew Millings is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice. He has recently completed working on a secondment (August 2015-March 2017) as the Senior Research Fellow 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 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

Publications

Chapters

Burke L, Millings MN, Robinson G. 2018. 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 Community Justice International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance Policy Press 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

Journal Articles

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

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

Burke L, Millings M, Robinson G. 2016. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17 :192-208 >DOI

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 >Link

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

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 >Link

Millings M. 2009. Review: Researching Criminal Justice Series: Zero Tolerance Policing Maurice Punch Policy Press, 2007; pp 64; £14.99, pbk ISBN: 978—1—84742—055—8 Probation Journal, 56 :78-79 >DOI

Reports

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. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 5

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. Working Together to Reduce Reoffending: Reducing Reoffending Project 2012-2015

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)

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)

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

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. 2013. European Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 1

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

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

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

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

Engagement & Impact

Award:

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

Research Grants Awarded:

Economic and Social Research Council, Devolving Probation Services: An ethnographic study of the implementation of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda, Lol Burke and Gwen Robinson, Grant value (£): 146,057.22, Duration of research project: 20 months

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy