Tony Murphy

DPhil in English Local History


Exploring penal transportation

Research abstract

I am exploring the critical junctures around penal transportation to Australia, and exploring the accounts of those on the recieiving end of this, as well as from those administering the process. I am also applying critical criminological and social policy analyses to the context of penal transportation, and considering the links to issues such as 'desistance'.


Professor Jane Humphries (All Souls College); Professor Deborah Oxley (All Souls College)


I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sheffield Hallam University), and I tutor for the Open University. I have an MSc in English Local History through CONTED; MSc and BSc degress from LSE; and various postgraduate certificates and diplomas. I have completed a Pg.Cert LTHE, with HEA Fellowship status. I started my D.Phil in October 2017, wanting to apply aspects of criminology and social policy to the issue penal transportation. I am based at Lincoln College. My publications span criminology, education policy, and the social sciences more widely, including journal articles, reports, entries in reference sources, and I have been commissioned to write books by Palgrave MacMillan and Sage.