April Murray Cantwell

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Ms April Christina Murray Cantwell BSc LLM

Research Associate


I am a part time PhD student in Criminology and Law and full time Research Associate.


I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2019 to commence my PhD programme. My PhD is a comparative study on punitive policies governing the monitoring or two groups; persons with convictions and asylum seekers across the following jurisdictions; Italy, England, Wales and the Netherlands. From 2020 to 2022, I was an Associate Lecturer in the Criminology and Law Department in Sheffield Hallam University. In 2021, I was honoured to be nominated for Sheffield Hallam’s Inspirational Teaching Award.
Prior to commencing a PhD I completed a BSc in Government from University College of Cork and an LLM in Human Rights and Criminal Justice from Queen’s University, Belfast. I also worked in a number of organisations, namely the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the National Health Information Authority (HIQA) the New York State Assembly Legislature and An Garda Síochána (Ireland's National Police Service). I currently work full time as a Research Associate in the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC).



Currently an Assistant Lecturer in the module Criminological Landscapes.

Criminological Landscapes.
Introduction to Criminal Justice.


PhD student in the Criminology and Law. 
PhD Title: The escalation of crime control; examining the impact of state monitoring on asylum seekers, offenders and communities. An EU wide comparative legal and policy analysis.

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