University of Leicester (ULEIC), Department of Sociology, United Kingdom
The University of Leicester was founded in 1921 and received a Royal Charter in 1957. It is a public research-based university which delivers world-class research and teaching across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities and medicine. It has been listed among the UK’s top twenty universities every year for the past five years and was ranked 14th in the 2015 Times/Sunday Times University Guide. It was also the recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013. The Department of Sociology was ranked 8th out of 88 departments nationally in 2014 and is home to two significant research groups studying Civil Society (including citizenship, advocacy and service delivery) and Well-being and Health. A number of staff work on issues relating to youth, international migration, labour markets and gender, all of which are deeply relevant to this project.
Persons involved in the project
Professor Jo Phoenix brings a youth and gender policy perspective to the project. Previously the Director of the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University, she is now Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. She is a sociologist, specialising in issues of Youth Justice and gender, and working with colleagues in the fields of youth, migration, diaspora, social movements and labour market structures. Her work focuses specifically on youth policy, policy reform and policy implementation. She has written three books, numerous chapters in edited collections, peer-reviewed articles, and research reports. She sits on the editorial boards of Youth Justice and The Howard League Journal and is one of the editors of the British Journal of Criminology. She is currently the principal investigator on a three year ESRC funded research study (ESRC Grant Reference ES/J009857/1), Implementing Policy Change in Youth Justice.
Main tasks attributed to ULEIC
-Partner in WP7 and WP8