Dominic is a DPhil candidate in Criminology at Wadham College. He is researching responses to suicide in prisons and immigration removal centres, focusing on the politics of deaths in custody. This project is supervised by Professor Mary Bosworth and supported by an ESRC 1+3 studentship.
In 2015, Dominic was a Research Assistant for Professor Bosworth's project Understanding Immigration Detention Staff, which examined the working lives of staff in the UK's largest immigration removal centre. He was recently involved in a project at Campsfield House IRC which measured the quality of life in detention.
Prior to his DPhil, Dominic completed the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, receiving the Roger Hood Prize for the best performance. In 2014, he obtained a First Class Honours LLB from the University of Edinburgh, along with the prestigious Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize, awarded to the top undergraduate in Law. His research interests include the sociology of punishment, migration studies, criminal law and human rights.
Criminology, Migration Studies, Human Rights