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Dr Matthew Millings

Dr Matthew Millings

Telephone: 0151 231 3838

Biography

Matthew Millings is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice. His time is split between Criminal Justice and supporting the development of practitioner-led research in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (where he is Course Leader for the 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 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

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

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wells H, Millings M. 2018. Scrutinising the appeal of volunteer Community Speedwatch to policing leaders in England and Wales: Resources, responsivity and responsibilisation Policing and Society, >DOI

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. 2017. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology & 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

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

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

Journal article

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,

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,

Wells H, Millings M. 2018. Scrutinising the appeal of volunteer Community Speedwatch to policing leaders in England and Wales: Resources, responsivity and responsibilisation Policing and Society, >DOI

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

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. 2017. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology & 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

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

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. Executive Summary.

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.

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 >Link

Chapters

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 9781447332978

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

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:

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

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

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

Award:

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

External PGR examinations performed:

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

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

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching qualification:

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy