Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Anthony Drummond
About Dr Anthony Drummond
Anthony is a Senior Lecturer in criminology. Recently, he was awarded a scholarship to attend a Summer School at the CEU in Budapest in 2018 entitled Romani Identities and Antigypsyism.
Anthony has worked at the following universities: St. Mary's University College; the University of Ulster; Birmingham City University, Middlesex University; the University of Westminster, the University of Bedfordshire, and, the University of Hull.
In December 2014 Anthony collaborated with academics from IDRICS on a seminar delivered at New Scotland Yard (which was also presented in Parliament) entitled 'Crime and Punishment: Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in the criminal justice system'.
Currently Anthony is a member of the Leeds LGBT Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel, and, a member of the Rainbow Rose Forum supporting LGBTQ staff and students at Leeds Beckett. He is also a member of the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education at Leeds Beckett.
- Level 4: Deconstructing Deviance
- Level 5: Risk, Vulnerabilities and Criminal Justice
Presently Anthony is engaged on a small scale research project: 'An Exploration of the Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association' funded by Leeds Beckett University. The purpose of this qualitative research project is to explore the aims of the GRTPA, ascertain its achievements as an association, elicit officer's opinions as to best practice with regards their roles, and, investigate any issues and concerns held by members of the group regarding their relationships with other officers, and, with Gypsy Roma Traveller communities and policing in general.
The findings will be made clear via academic papers, journals, book chapters and presentations made at conferences. They will also be used to demonstrate diversity in policing and raise awareness of Gypsy Roma Traveller issues amongst students on modules delivered at Leeds Beckett. It is also anticipated that the research findings will be disseminated to police via relevant in-house publications as well as Travellers across the UK via publications such as Travellers Times, and, through Traveller support groups. The purpose behind sharing the findings being to increase understanding of the issues faced by minority group membership relative to policing, and, wider society, raise awareness of the GRTPA, and, to disseminate information as widely as possible to feed into and enhance research on race and ethnicity and marginalised groups.