Dr Anthony Drummond
About Dr Anthony Drummond
Anthony is a Senior Lecturer in criminology. Recently, alongside academics from three other UK institutions (subject to funding being granted) he was invited to join a research project Advisory Group at the London School of Economics examining the crime and justice experiences of Gypsy Roma Travellers.
In the past 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. Post graduation, Anthony supported young ex-offenders for NIACRO within the youth justice system in Northern Ireland, and, post PhD he managed a support service for vulnerable adults in Northampton, London and Luton (as well as engaging with 'dangerous' offenders and PPOs during that time).
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.
- Level 4: Deconstructing Deviance
- Level 5: Risk, Vulnerabilities and Criminal Justice
Currently 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.
Anthony is also developing an interest in LGBTQ issues and is especially concerned with ascertaining information as to LGBTQ students' experiences of HE.