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Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility

Westminster

We seek to examine the sources, nature and impact of social injustice, inequality and exclusion, both nationally and throughout the world

In this time of global disruption, we provide a focal point for innovative and critical engagement with social, legal and political responses to the changing landscapes of the twenty-first century. Through the work of our research groups we examine key issues of social justice reform in diverse areas such as access to justice, crime, disability, human rights, migration and sustainability. Ultimately, we seek to challenge otherisation and work to ensure understanding and inclusiveness.

The Centre operates through seven interdisciplinary research groups covering Crime and Justice; Critical Autism/Disability Studies; Education and Social Justice; Law and Access to Justice; Race, Gender and Sexualities; Space, Place and Society; and Sustainability – Policy, Practice and Pedagogy.

Researching Society, Justice and Responsibility

Building on the work of LSBU’s Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, and drawing on established links to academics, civil society and governments, we seek to examine critically the sources, nature and impact of social injustice, inequality and exclusion nationally and throughout the world.

Our themes are embedded in the research of a diverse group of scholars who are experts in human rights, education, law, criminology, history, international relations, politics, sociology, housing, planning and geography. The diversity of our membership facilitates the production and dissemination of interdisciplinary research, which promotes cross-cultural understanding.

Current projects

We are currently working on projects including:

  • Forced migration in post-independence Eritrea (Professor Gaim Kibreab)
  • Sexuality and human rights in postcolonial societies (Dr Shaminder Takhar)
  • An exploration of the sensory school from the perspectives of autistic pupils (Professor Nicki Martin)
  • Erasmus Project: Speaking up for Refugees (European Network of Champions for Refugees). Co-funded by the European Citizens Programme of the EU. Lead Collaborator: Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) (Adrian Budd, Ros Wade, Shaminder Takhar, Joseph Oluwale (PhD student) & Gaim Kibreab)

The Centre membership comprises over 30 LSS academics including researchers from all four of our academic divisions: Education, Law, Social Sciences and Urban, Environmental and Leisure Studies (UELS).

Visiting researchers

  • Dr Elaine Bauer
  • Professor Janet Holland
  • Professor Stina Lyons
  • Dr Yvonne Robinson
  • Professor Jeffrey Weeks

Postgraduate research students

  • Hurso Alhaji Kaka Adam
  • Neil Adams
  • Aneesa Admani
  • Jennifer Lucky Oghenovo Agemerien
  • Nelly Alfandari
  • Esther Bie Alobwede
  • Majid Alsadi
  • Lucy Catherine Arora
  • Fabienne Danielle Benoist
  • Walter Eduardo Castro Abarca
  • Tracey Marlene Celestin
  • Andrea Susan Colquhoun
  • Miguel Dias Costa
  • Claire Patricia Felix
  • Janine Rosamond Sheila FitzGerald
  • Sumanta Ghosh
  • Russell James Goodwin
  • Caroline Elizabeth Henthorne
  • Homar Holness
  • Nadia Imtiaz Riaz
  • MD Zahidul Islam
  • Olawale Abel Joseph
  • Linda Kelly
  • Judith Margaret Knowles
  • Isabel Edwina Lamptey
  • Aran Mark Lewis
  • Imran Mohammad
  • Michael James Mayhew
  • Oonagh Mary Teresa Mcgirr
  • Nikki Ngozichukwuka Morenikeji Modie-Nwaefulu
  • Quadri Mobolaji Ogunfemi
  • Alexis Preyre
  • Andrew Christopher Levett Read
  • Colston Howard Sanger
  • Sandra Ellen Woods
  • Fatema Tuz Zohora

We seek to engage with a range of academic institutions, public authorities, private institutions and third sector partners on a variety of projects relating to the range of interests of members of the Centre and the Groups.

Industry and third sector partners/partnerships

  • Zoe Leadley-Meade: Youth Violence Commission
  • Shaminder Takhar: The Fawcett Society Local Government Commission
  • Caitríona Beaumont: Voluntary Action History Society, The Fawcett Society, The Royal Historical Society
  • Ros Wade: Schumacher Institute
  • Nicki Martin: Westminster Autism Commission, National Association of Disability Practitioners
  • Craig Barker: London Centre for International Legal Practice; Squire Patton Boggs LLP; Global Investor Immigration Council

Academic collaborators

  • HEC Global Learning Centre, Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania).
  • Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research,
  • National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (Ireland), University of Akureyri Research Centre (Iceland),
  • Technical University of Catalonia (Spain).
  • Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths University
  • School of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
  • National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture and Planning, Polytechnico di Milano, Italy
  • Sheffield Hallam University,
  • Manchester Metropolitan University,
  • Open University
  • University of Cambridge

The Centre has hosted a number of prestigious events including:

  • Criminalising Violent Pasts: Multiple Roots and Forgotten Pathways, 15-16 November 2018
  • Youth Crime and (In)Justice 28 June 2018
  • 100 Years of the Women’s Vote in Britain: How Far Have We Come 16 June 2018

Key publications

  • Kibreab, G The Eritrean National Service: Servitude for the Common Good and the Youth Exodus. James Currey, Woodbridge. ISBN 78-1-84701-160-2
  • Knowles, G, (Ed.) Supporting Inclusive Practice and Ensuring Equality is Equal for All 3rd Edition Routledge
  • Barker, JC Who cares? Dag Hammarskjold and the limits of responsibility in international law. In: Peace diplomacy, global justice and international agency: rethinking human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 508-535. ISBN 9781107037205
  • Takhar, S (Ed) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman. Emerald, Bingley.xiii-272 ISBN 978-1786350381
  • Milburn, K Rethinking music geography through the mainstream: a geographical analysis of Frank Sinatra, music and travel. Social & Cultural Geography, 1-25. DOI 10.1080/14649365.2017.1375550
  • Beaumont, C (2017) The Mothers' Union and the Women's Movement: a history of female activism 1876-2017. Families First.
  • Eroukhmanoff, C ‘It’s not a Muslim ban!’ Indirect speech acts and the securitisation of Islam in the United States post-9/11. Global Discourse / Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, 8. 5-25. DOI 10.1080/23269995.2018.1439873
  • Jeffrey Weeks, ‘Sexual Justice in Global Context’, in Heinskou, M. B. and Wøldike, M. E. (eds),  Byen og Blikkets Lyst: Festskift til Henning Bech, (2014).

Prof. Craig Barker

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Dean, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5455

Prof. Craig Barker is the Dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences and a Professor of International Law. Appointed in 2015, Prof. Barker has taught extensively in the areas of domestic and international law, as well as international politics. He is a leading international expert on issues relating to diplomatic law.


Dr Rashid Aziz

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes
Telephone: 020 7815 5764

Dr Rashid Aziz is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Course Director for the Criminology undergraduate programmes in the Department of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Sciences.


Dr Caitriona Beaumont

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Associate Professor in Social History; Director of Research, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5766

Dr Caitríona Beaumont is Associate Professor in Social History specialising in the history of female activism, women’s movements and feminism in twentieth century Britain and Ireland.


Dr Matthew Bond

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Course Director, Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 5730

Dr Matthew Bond is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences and Course Director of the Sociology undergraduate programme.


Dr Adrian Budd

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Head of Division of Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5746

Dr Budd specialises in International Relations, with interests in international theory, imperialism, and globalisation. His last book analysed neo-Gramscian international relations theory.


Dr Charlotte Clements

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in History
Telephone: 020 7815 5767

Dr Charlotte Clements is Lecturer in History in the Division of Social Sciences, School of Law and Social Science.


Dr Katie Donington

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in History
Telephone: 020 7815 5709

Katie is a Lecturer in History in the Department of Law and Social Sciences.


Dr Sophie Elsmore

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Lecturer in Housing and Human Geography; Course Director: MA Housing and Society
Telephone: 020 7815 5804

Sophie is a Lecturer in Housing and Human Geography. Her research interests include: planning and the built environment, urban governance, legal geographies, and housing and property development.


Dr Clara Eroukhmanoff

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecurer in International Relations
Telephone: 020 7815 5724

Clara is a Lecturer in International Relations at LSBU. She has published in Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and contributed to chapters in edited volumes on counter-terrorism and the temporality of emotions.


Dr Jaya Gajparia

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Course Director, Education for Sustainability; Lecturer in Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 8257

Dr Jaya Gajparia is the Couse Director of the Masters programme in Education for Sustainability, an internationally recognised distance learning programme established in 1994. She also teaches on a variety of Undergraduate Sociology courses.


Dr Edward Isaacs

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Hospitality
Telephone: 020 7815 8133

Dr Edward Isaacs is the Course Director for the BA Tourism and Hospitality Management Undergraduate Programme.


Dr Cherry James

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer and LLB Year 2 Director of Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 5742

Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law.  Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.


Dr Sam Johnson-Schlee

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Lecturer in Human Geography

Sam Johnson-Schlee is a lecturer in human geography in the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Prof. Gaim Kibreab

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Course Director - MSc Refugee Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 8072

Professor Gaim Kibreab's interests include forced migration, development and governance in post-conflict societies.


Gianna Knowles

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Centre for Education and School Partnerships
Job title: Associate Professor in Education Studies
Telephone: 020 7815 5793

Gianna is an Associate Professor in Education Studies. She has over 12 years experience of teaching in primary schools in London and the Midlands. Gianna has written widely about inclusion, diversity and social justice.


John Koo

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director, PG Diploma/CPE course
Telephone: 020 7815 5722

John Koo is subject leader for European Union law. His research interests cover EU asylum law and the impact of Brexit on legal education. He is Course Director for the Law Conversion course (PG Diploma/CPE).


Dr Daniela Lai

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in International Relations
Telephone: 020 7815 5752

Dr Daniela Lai is a Lecturer in International Relations at London South Bank University.


Dr Michael Leary-Owhin

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Course Director - MA Planning, Policy and Practice
Telephone: 020 7815 7343

Dr Leary-Owhin's interest is in the production of urban public space and he has studied Manchester's 'regeneration' since the 1970s as well as international urban regeneration focusing on Lowell MA and Vancouver. His recent publications include: Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities and The Routledge Companion to Urban Regeneration.


Dr Nicola Martin

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Centre for Education and School Partnerships
Job title: Head of Research, Higher Degrees and Student Experience
Telephone: 020 7815 5779

Nicola has a PhD focussing on inclusive practice with autistic university students. She has 35 years’ experience in education working with disabled pupils and students from nursery age to adults in FE and HE and an international research profile in the field.


Dr Christine Magill

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director, MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods
Telephone: 020 7815 5745

Dr Chris Magill is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and the Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods in the School of Law and Social Sciences and Course Director for the MSc in Criminology and Social Research Methods.


Saranzaya Manalsuren

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Course Director - Events and Entertainment Management
Telephone: 020 7815 5711

Dr Saranzaya Manalsuren is an entrepreneurial academic, who has a diverse background in academia and management consultancy with expertise in cross-cultural management, human resources and leadership management within business and events industry.


Dr Kevin Milburn

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Human Geography; Postgraduate Research Lead, School of Law and Social Sciences
Telephone: 020 7815 5802

Dr Kevin Milburn is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography. He specialises in Cultural Geography and teaches on the Tourism and Hospitality, Events and Entertainment, and Human Geography BA (Hons) programmes.


Dr Esmorie Miller

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in Criminology
Telephone: 020 7928 8989

Dr Esmorie Miller is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law and Social Science.


Dr Emmanouela Mylonaki

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Associate Professor, Course Director Post Graduate Programmes
Telephone: 020 7815 5410

Dr Mylonaki specialises in International Criminalisation of Terrorism and criminological approaches to International Criminal Law. She holds a PhD (University of Bristol), an MPhil in Criminology (University of Cambridge) and an LLM in International Law.


Dr Antonia Noussia

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Associate Professor; Course Director, MA Urban Design Planning
Telephone: 020 7815 5731

Combining her training in architecture, conservation and cultural geography, Antonia adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding the spatial expression of cultures on the landscape - primarily the interaction of heritage, tourism and migration. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including PhD supervision.  Her main areas of teaching are destination planning and management, tourism development in less developed countries, urban design, and planning practice.


Dr Philip Pinch

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies
Job title: Associate Professor: Human Geography
Telephone: 020 7815 7349

Phil is an Associate Professor in Human Geography within the Division of Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies. His research interests include moto-mobilities, the politics of sustainable design, and European spatial planning.


Andrew Read

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Centre for Education and School Partnerships
Job title: Interim Head of Division for Education
Telephone: 020 7815 5444

Andrew is Interim Head of Division for Education and Head of Undergraduate Education Programmes in the School of Law and Social Sciences. His research interests revolve around exploring models of ‘good practice’ in teaching and learning.


Dr Federica Rossi

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Lecturer in Criminology; Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes
Telephone: 020 7815 5747

Dr Rossi is a Lecturer in Criminology and a Course Director for Criminology undergraduate programmes. She teaches Criminology, Sociology and Political Science, with particular interest in the criminalisation of political movements, political violence, terrorism, victims.


Martha Shaw

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Centre for Education and School Partnerships
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5723

Martha is a qualified teacher in sociology, with an established research profile in the area of beliefs and values in education.


Dr Shaminder Takhar

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Associate Professor in Sociology
Telephone: 020 7815 5748

Dr Shaminder Takhar is Associate Professor in Sociology specialising in race, gender, sexuality and social justice. She is the research ethics co-ordinator for the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Andy Unger

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Head of Academic Division Law
Telephone: 020 7815 6344

Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.


Prof. Ros Wade

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Social Sciences
Job title: Professor of Education for Sustainability

Ros is a specialist in research and scholarship in the area of education for sustainability (EfS). She chairs the London Regional Centre of Expertise in EfS and is a Research Fellow of the Schumacher Institute.


Dr Helen Young

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Centre for Education and School Partnerships
Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 5451

Dr Helen Young joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in August 2016 from UCL Institute of Education. She is a Senior Lecturer in Education and teaches on the BA Education Studies and the EdD. She also has responsibility for partnerships with alternative educational settings and is Acting Course Director for the EdD.


 
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