Tony Murphy took up the role of Staff Tutor within the Social Policy and Criminology group in September 2019, having worked as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University from 2013, and prior to that, a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Westminster (from 2008 onwards). He also works as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, and has done so since 2009. He has also held part-time fixed-term teaching posts at various other institutions, worked as a Research Assistant within the Department of Social Policy at LSE, and has acted as external examiner or external validation panel member for a number of other universities. Tony has also acted as peer reviewer, consultant or book reviewer for a range of journals and book publishers,
Tony is currently studying for a D.Phil at the University of Oxford, researching penal transportation from Britain to Australia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, having previously completely an MSc at Oxford in English Local History. Prior to that, he completed an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and a BSc degree in Sociology, both at LSE, and a number of postgraduate qualifications through the Open University. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, with HEA / Advance HE Fellowship.
Tony's research interests span the Social Sciences broadly, including criminological theory; critical criminological approaches; social inequality, exclusion and rights; penology; and history and crime. He has had work published across these areas. Most recently, he has written an introductory, but critical and thematically-driven Criminology textbook for SAGE (released in Oct 2019). Moving forward in the medium term, his publications will mainly reflect his doctoral research on penal transportation, and the wider penal trajectory within which it sat.