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Professor Rosie Meek

Rosie Meek is a Professor of Psychology and founder and Head of the Law School at Royal Holloway University of London. After completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex, Professor Meek has held academic posts at Southampton University, Teesside University, the Open University and the Howard League for Penal Reform. Her research expertise is in Criminal Justice and prisons, with a particular focus on prison regimes, health, education and evaluation approaches.

As well as writing widely on voluntary sector involvement in the Criminal Justice System (together with Dr Alice Mills she led the Third Sector Research Centre’s 2009-2012 work on Criminal Justice and she is co-author of the 2016 book ‘The Voluntary Sector in Prisons’, published by Palgrave) Rosie is best known for her work on the role and impact of sports in prison settings (as well as writing numerous journal articles on the subject, her book ‘Sport in Prison’ was published by Routledge in 2014).