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Matthew Maycock, PhD, is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Monash University, Melbourne.

He was previously a Baxter Fellow in Community Education at the University of Dundee and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, visiting scholar at the Centre for Gender Studies Karlstad University as well as previously working within the criminal justice system in Scotland as a Learning and Development Researcher at the Scottish Prison Service.

Additionally, he was previously an Investigator Scientist within the Settings and Organisations Team at the University of Glasgow undertaking an evaluation of a public health intervention adapted for prison settings.

Matthew undertook his PhD at the University of East Anglia in an ongoing study that analysed modern slavery in Nepal through the theoretical lens of masculinity. Throughout various studies, Matthew has consistently worked on gender issues with critical studies on men and masculinity being a particular focus. He is the co-editor of four books, all focusing on aspects of life in prison, and he sits on the editorial board of three academic journals.

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Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice


A Review of Interventions, Innovation, and the Impact of Covid-19 in the Scottish Prison System within a Comparative Analytical Framework

This is the final report from the project ‘A Review of Interventions, Innovation, and the Impact of Covid-19 in the […]

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3rd May 2023

Covid-19 in Scottish Prisons and Globally

International Workshop on Prison Officers and their Work

8th July 2024

Edinburgh Napier University