Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast, where he is Director of the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative. He has held recent visiting scholarships at Monash University, Melbourne and Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.

Professor Phil Scraton
Professor Phil Scraton

His primary research includes:

  • controversial deaths and institutional responsibility
  • the rights of the bereaved and survivors in the aftermath of disasters

Previously Director of the Hillsborough Project, Phil established the Nuffield-funded Disasters' Research Archive, the Economic Social Research Council-funded seminar series on disasters and their aftermath and the Home Office Emergency Planning-funded research into responses to disasters and their aftermath.