Staff profile

Dr Philip Henry


Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

Phil Henry - Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Subject

Social Sciences

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School

Research centre

Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre

Campus

Derby Campus, One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

p.m.henry@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Programme Leader for the MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Management and PG Cert Understanding Radicalisation, and I teach on the BA (Hons) Sociology.

I am a sociologist and criminologist with special interests in identity studies, social policy, marginality, 'race', ethnicity and religion. My special interests in criminology overlap and complement those in much of my sociological teaching and research and are framed by my research in understanding radicalisation, deviance and difference, minorities social research (including Roma youth), intelligence, security and transnational terrorism.

I developed my training as a researcher at the University of Liverpool, exploring Buddhist social movements, activism, and minority groups in the global landscape.

I can speak on topics about radicalisation and counterterrorism policy and practice, Roma and gypsy migration, community cohesion and development, religion and belief matters relating to policy, diversity and religious literacy/education and also inter-, intra- and multi-faith engagement.

Teaching responsibilities

I deliver real world multi-agency working, combining theory and practice as Programme Leader on the MSc Intelligence, Security and Disaster Manangement and PG Certificate Understanding Radicalisation.

In addition, I teach on the MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology, on global criminology and criminal justice systems.

My work with undergraduates is based in Sociology, on religion and society, race and ethnicity in modern Britain, conflict and terrorism.

I also teach on the MA Social Work programme delivering on radicalisation and extremism.

Professional interests

My professional interests include topics in relation to the sociology of religion, including:

Research interests

My research frames cultural identity and social movements (clandestinity and radicalisation), crime and deviance - including global criminality - human trafficking and modern day slavery, radicalisation and contemporary counter-terrorism policy and professional multi-agency function. I examine the risk and resilience agenda and policy developments in counter-terrorism. Included in that are how the Prevent strategy is working in local authorities, policing, prisons, higher and further education, social work and social care/health, including mental health, and in primary and secondary education.

My research interests in disaster risk reduction include humanitarian impacts of disasters and links to disaster management and security agendas.

My research is underpinned by membership of the Culture Religion and Belief Research Cluster, within the wider Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre at the University, examining religion and minority groups in diaspora and cultural diversity, sociology of the everyday, symbolic interactionism in identity work and sociology of health and migration studies.

I adopt ethnographic approaches to my work and include mixed methods models in ethnographic studies.

Membership of professional bodies

Member of  The Higher Education Academy

Institute of Leadership and Management

British Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism

British Society of Criminology

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Professional Qualifications

Recent conferences

Securitising Higher Education: Prevent and the Contested Identities of Individuals and Institutions, The British Sociological Association 2018 annual international conference, Northumbria University, March 2018.

Henry, P. M. (2016) ‘An Assessment of the Prevent Strategy Within UK Counter Terrorism and the Implications for Policy Makers, Communities and Law Enforcement’, in Jegede, F., Todd, M., Hodgson, P., & Stubbs, J. (eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Diplomacy and International Relations (ICDIR – 2016): Diplomacy and the Politics of Fear: The 21stCentury Challenges to the Theory and Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations (12thSeptember) pp 40-61. Derby: University of Derby, LHSS.

Roma Identity in Diaspora, The British Sociological Association 2016 annual international conference,  University of Leeds, April 2016.

International experience

I have research and project development and training experience through EU projects, developed between 2007 and 2014 - The Belieforama project - (Grundvig programmes) creating experiential learning tools for minority faith communities, including dvelopments of accredited programmes in Overcoming Anti-semitism, Overcoming Islamophobia, and Reconciling Religion Gender and Sexual orientation.

In Roma research with international partners in Slovakia and Czech Republic and in dveloping research approaches for examining disaster recovery issues with partner organisations in Indonesia.

International collaborations in my current research in the Anglo-American, Australian and EU CT arenas. (See forthcoming -  (2019) Understanding Radicalisation: Issues for practitioners communities and the state).

In the media

I regularly contribute to the media in local and regional print, blogs and radio media in response to counter-terrorism policy on radicalisation and terrorism, migration, community cohesion and development matters of religion and belief, and minority communities in diaspora. In addition I also participate in national TV Big Questions debates.

Recent publications

Authored books

Henry P.M.(forthcoming 2019) Understanding Radicalisation: Issues for practitioners, communities and the state. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Henry, P.M. (2014) Adaptation and Developments in Western Buddhism: Socially Engaged Buddhism in the UK. London: Bloomsbury Academic http://www.bloomsbury.com/author/phil-henry 

Book chapters

Henry, P.M. (2016) ‘Erving Goffman: Interaction and dialogue’ in Dialogue Theories 2. London: Dialogue Society, pp.157-172. 

Henry, P. M. (2015) ‘Exploring Interaction Between Young People of Faith: Tools for Understanding’, in Stanton, N. (ed) Youth Work and Faith: Debates Delights and Dilemmas. London: Russell House, pp.147 -171.

Referred academic and other journal articles

Henry, P.M. (forthcoming 2018) ‘Buddhist Economics and Global Complexity: Engaged Buddhism and Critical Theory’, Journal of Buddhist Ethics. Vol. 25 (2018).

Henry, P. M. (2016) ‘Mitigating Extremism in Schools’ in My Academy Magazine, Spring/Summer (2016), pp.82-84. Available at: http://myacademy.govnet.co.uk/201604/

Henry, P. M. (2016) ‘An Assessment of the Prevent Strategy Within UK Counter Terrorism and the Implications for Policy Makers, Communities and Law Enforcement’, in Jegede, F., Todd, M., Hodgson, P., & Stubbs, J. (eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Diplomacy and International Relations (ICDIR – 2016): Diplomacy and the Politics of Fear: The 21stCentury Challenges to the Theory and Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations (12thSeptember) pp 40-61. Derby: University of Derby, LHSS.

Henry, P.M. & Williams, S. (2015) Positive Engagement Through Youth Work: Working Together with Roma Children and Young People in Derby, Supporting Their Wellbeing. In Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Parents: An Interdisciplinary Journal. No. 40 - 41, June 2015

Blog Posts

Dr Phil Henry, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Derby, discusses the likelihood of US President Donald Trump facing impeachment action.