Marianne Colbran holds a Howard League/Oxford Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Before coming to the Centre she submitted a Ph.D in October 2011 entitled 'Watching the Detectives: A case study of production processes on 'The Bill' which explores how changing working processes, constraints of the medium and changing commercial imperatives all had an effect on representations of the police and policing on the show over its twenty-six year history. She studied for her PhD at the LSE. Before this, she worked as an actress and television scriptwriter, including seven years as a staff writer on The Bill.
media representations of police, policing and the criminal justice system, public confidence in the criminal justice system, policing, penal policy