Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees
Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE (Chair)
Sir Nigel Rodley is Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is a Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists. He was Special Rapporteur on Torture for the UN Commission on Human Rights from 1993 to 2001. He has published extensively on Public International Law and Human Rights, most notably The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (3rd edition, 2009). He was awarded a knighthood in 1998 in recognition of his services to human rights and international law.
Professor Eamonn Carrabine
Professor Carrabine is Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, where he has worked since 1998. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, including Sociology, the British Journal of Criminology and Theoretical Criminology.
Professor Andrew Coyle CMG
Professor Coyle was Director of ICPS between 1997 and 2005 and again from 2010 until 2011. During this period he was also Professor of Prison Studies in King’s College London. He previously worked at a senior level in the prison services of the United Kingdom. He is an adviser on prison issues to a number of intergovernmental bodies, including the United Nations, the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and the Council of Europe.
Professor Michael Hough
Professor Hough began his research career in the UK Home Office, and was a member of the team that established the British Crime Survey. He is Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), which is based in Birkbeck College, University of London.
He has published extensively on public attitudes to crime and sentencing and on penal populism and has been President of the British Society of Criminology since 2008.
Since 1997 Clive Martin has been Director of Clinks, a UK non-governmental organisation which supports, represents and campaigns for the voluntary and community sector working with offenders. Before joining Clinks he was a Senior Lecturer in Community Education.
Lord David Ramsbotham GCB CBE
Lord Ramsbotham is a crossbench (independent) member of the UK House of Lords. Between 1995 and 2001 he was Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales. Prior to that he had a distinguished career in the British Army, rising to the rank of Adjutant General.
Baroness Vivien Stern CBE
Baroness Stern is a crossbench (independent) member of the UK House of Lords. She has extensive international experience in human rights and criminal justice matters and in 2010 carried out a review for the UK Government on the response of public authorities to those reporting rape (the Stern Review).