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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 1:31pm

The Society is now open for business for the latest round of fellowships - 2017-18.  If you think you might be intereted in undertaking a Griffins Research Fellowship then look

Image of fellow Maya Sikand

Thursday, 9 March 2017 - 9:56am

Today we are publishing a report by barrister and Griffins fellow, Maya Sikand.  Maya's work on the accessibility of Mother & Baby Unit places by mothers and mothers-to-be in prison raises...

Image of trustee Sue Matthews

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 3:17pm

A warm welcome to Sue Matthews - a past fellow of the society who is joining the board as its first 'Fellow Trustee'.  Sue was a fellow in 2009 when she carried out a joint fellowship with Cath...

Image of Griffins Fellow, Jean O'Neill

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 4:10pm

Congratulations to Jean O'Neill!  Her research published this year on womens' transitions from custody in Northern Ireland was the runner up for the Research Award at the Confederation of...

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 3:00pm

We are delighted to announce that we have five new fellows starting out on their research fellowships for 2016-17; Sarah Burrows, Pippa Goodfellow, Sharon Hollingsworth, Alice Moore and Tabatha...

Radio 4 Podcast for Woman's Hour

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 - 4:20pm

On Friday 3rd June, Griffins Fellow Kirsty Tate was interviewed for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour on her work with the Nelson Trust.  One of the women she worked with was also interviewed about her...

Rowing the Thames in the John Disley Still-Water Skiff.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 12:59pm

Chris Leeson has returned, blister-free, from rowing 171 miles along the Thames from the navigable source in Lechlade, Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier, all in aid of Griffins.  It's not...

Fellow Tamara Pattinson

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 11:52am

On 7th June the society published the research findings of fellow Tamara Pattinson on the use of prison as a place of safety.  On the same day the society held a seminar...

Fellow Jean O'Neill presenting at Queen's University, Belfast

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 11:14am

Jean O'Neill's findings were presented at a major event on Monday 6th at Queen's University Belfast. Her presentation was responded to by Cheryl Lamond, the Director of...

Image of fellow Jean O'Neill

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - 11:58am

Today we're delighted to publish fellow Jean O'Neill's work on women's transition from custody.  Jean is based in Northern Ireland and her report has particular importance for the Northern...