Staff Profiles

Dr Thomas Guiney

LLB (Hons), LLM (London), MSc (Oxon) PhD (London)

Lecturer in Criminology

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Thomas Guiney

Phone number: 01865 48 4426


Location: Tonge T200, Headington Campus

Thomas Guiney joined Oxford Brookes in September 2018 from the London School of Economics where he was a Visiting Fellow in the Mannheim Centre for Criminology. Tom completed his PhD in Social Policy at the LSE in 2016, and read for an MSc (Distinction) in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford (2009). Prior to this, Tom spent a number of years working in public policy with the Prison Reform Trust, Bond and the Big Lottery Fund. Tom teaches on Applied Criminology, criminal justice and punishment and imprisonment. He specialises in penal policy-making, the politics of law and order and the history of criminal justice in England and Wales, with particular reference to parole and other ‘early release’ mechanisms. Tom has given oral evidence to several Parliamentary Select Committees, he has contributed guest articles to the Huffington Post, Daily Telegraph and he has appeared on the BBC and ITV on questions relating to penal policy.