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Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown

Ph.D Student


Ellie is a doctoral candidate in her first year, supervised by Professor Alison Liebling and Professor Nicola Padfield.

Ellie is a qualified lawyer with a keen interest in criminal justice and human rights issues.  Ellie has worked in a number of organisations such as Refuge, the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Her Majesty’s Coroner.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Ellie completed her MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford. Ellie was awarded the Oxford Routledge Prize for best dissertation, for her research investigating radicalisation in prison.

Research Interests

Ellie’s ESRC funded research is investigating the use and experience of segregation in prisons and is exploring the prospects for change and reform of the practice.  
Over the past year Ellie has undertaken a number of projects that concentrate on the effects of prison segregation.
Over the next few years Ellie intends to collect qualitative data from a number of prisons, to produce a comparative study exploring the practice of segregation.