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We sponsor research to bring about change in how women and girls are dealt with in the criminal justice system

Our fellows

Our Fellows are at the heart of what we do... 

.....and it is in our Vision and Mission that Griffins:

  • harness the experience and knowledge of practitioners working on the front-line;
  • enable them to identify, explore and draw attention to specific issues relating to women and girls in contact with criminal justice;
  • provide them with the opportunity and the capacity to undertake robust and rigorous research whilst remaining in the workplace;
  • that through the use of qualitative research techniques, ensure the reality of the lived experience of women and girls is captured and heard;
  • supports individual growth by encouraging new ways of thinking and developing new skills, broadening experience and understanding and increasing self-confidence;
  • links them with fellow practitioners, academics and policy makers, providing the opportunity to influence and promote change, locally and nationally.  

Now meet some of our current and past fellows......

They are displayed by the year they joined Griffins, with our most recent fellows at the top.


Photo of fellow Louise Clark

Louise Clark

It (undertaking the fellowship) completely transformed my career; I developed some great professional relationships and was able to apply for jobs and further research opportunities with confidence and expertise.

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Carrying out the fellowship enabled me to progress my expertise in criminal justice and further researching sex working. I developed the national programme (Sex Workers in Prison) SWIP (with Griffins and the Prison Service), completed a 4 year sex work research project with Swansea University, chaired the UK NSWP Policy Group and have just been shortlisted for the Churchill grant to travel overseas to conduct more prison related research. I have spoken at events, presented international papers and written articles. I also continued my volunteering with a local sex worker project which enabled me to develop volunteering skills I have since used in other settings.

Louise's paper can be found here.