Dr Anne Foley

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  • Qualifications:PhD., MSc.ECON (research methods) MSc.ECON (Criminology and Criminal Justice) PGCE(FE), BSc.ECON (hons) (Sociology)
  • Position:senior Lecture - Criminology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82748
  • Email:Anne.Foley@uwe.ac.uk

About me

 Completed a PhD. At Cardiff University which looked at the informal systems of justice practised by Gypsy and Traveller communities in England and Wales. Prior to joining UWE worked at Middlesex University as a lecturer in criminology and Leeds Metropolitan University (now known as Leeds Beckett University) as a senior lecturer. Has taught on a range of modules from research methods, criminological theory. Interested in the 'forgotten actors' and hidden groups in criminology and criminal justice. To date has researched the victimisation, policing and informal systems of justice experienced within Gypsy and Traveller communities.

Area of expertise

Gypsies and Travellers

Governance and security,

Ethnographic methods,

Democratic accountability in policing,

Access to justice and social exclusion,

Hate crimes: the unusual suspects,

Informal community sanctions and Restorative Justice,


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