Phil Scraton is Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2013 he was Karl Lowenstein Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA and recently held visiting professorships at the Universities of Auckland, New South Wales and Sydney. His research includes: controversial deaths and the state; the rights of the bereaved and survivors in the aftermath of disasters; the politics of incarceration.
Widely published, his recent books are: Power, Conflict and Criminalisation; The Violence of Incarceration; The Incarceration of Women; Hillsborough: The Truth.
He was Director of The Hillsborough Project 1989-95 and principal author of Hillsborough and After: The Liverpool Experience and No Last Rights: The Promotion of Myth and the Denial of Justice in the Aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster. He headed the research for the Hillsborough Independent Panel and was primary author of its 2013 Report, Hillsborough. Adviser to the families’ legal teams throughout the inquests, in 2016 he was awarded Hon DLaws of the University of Liverpool and Freedom of the City.