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Dr Joanna Gilmore
LLB (Newcastle), MRes (Manchester), PhD (Manchester), PGCAP (York)
I joined York Law School in 2013. Prior to this, I was a lecturer at the University of Manchester and have previously worked at Bishop Auckland College and the National Probation Service.
Public Order Law
Public Order Policing
Critical Policing Studies
My PhD (Manchester, 2013) examined the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the regulation of public protest in England and Wales. It contrasted official discourses on public order law, policy and policing practices with a view from below, drawing on extensive ethnographic research into the policing of anti-war protests in London.
These ideas are developed in my current projects, which critically examine:
The development of the concept of ‘domestic extremism’ and the blurring of the boundaries between counter terrorism and public order policing policy
The utility for social movements of human rights law.
In addition to academic outputs, my research has attracted media coverage informing public debate (eg, The Guardian, BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News), has attracted parliamentary attention, and has had demonstrable impact (eg, triggering an intervention by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly).
I am a Steering Committee Member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control; a founding member of the Northern Police Monitoring Project; and an Associate Editor of the journal Justice, Power and Resistance.
I am a member of the Law, Justice and Power research cluster.
Citizen experiences of 'anti-fracking' protest policing in England and Wales
An 18 month study documenting the experiences of individuals taking part in protests against 'fracking' in England and Wales. The study examines how the police response to anti-fracking protests affects citizen engagement with political campaigning. This study is funded by the Morrell Trust.