Professor Lucia Zedner, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law, a fellow of Corpus Christi College, and a member of the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. She is also a Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Her research interests include criminal justice, penal theory, and security and counter-terrorism law and policy.

Sir Adam Roberts, President of the Academy said: “The new Fellows, who come from 23 institutions across the UK, have outstanding expertise across the board – from social policy and government, to sign language and music. Our Fellows play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities - from identifying excellence to be supported by research awards, to contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events. Their presence in the Academy will help it to sustain its support for research across the humanities and social sciences, and to inspire public interest in these disciplines.”

The British Academy, established by Royal Charter in 1902, champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It aims to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement across the UK and internationally.

Professor Zedner is one of seven Oxford academics to be elected as a Fellow to the British Academy for 2012.

Read more about other newly elected Oxford Fellows.