Professor Anthea Hucklesby

Professor Anthea Hucklesby


I joined the School of Law in 2003 having worked as a Lecturer at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. Since joining Leeds I have held a number of leadership positions including REF2014 Unit of Assessment leader for Law and Director of Research and Innovation in the School of Law. I held the position of Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law between 2015 – 2020.

I have held visiting positions at the University of South Australia, the University of Sydney, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Leuven.

I was an editor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 2010-2015 and remain on the International Advisory Board.

I am a member of the Ministry of Justice Electronic Monitoring Advisory Group and the Confederation of European Probation Electronic Monitoring Group.

Research interests

My research interests lie broadly in criminal justice and how it deals with suspects, defendants and offenders. I have particular interests in: tracking and electronic monitoring; technologies and criminal justice; bail and the remand process including pre-charge bail; community sanctions; early release and prisoners' resettlement; prisons; compliance, breach and procedural justice; and private and voluntary sector involvement in criminal justice.

I am an empirical researcher and have been awarded in excess of £2 million in research funding from a variety of funders including the European Commission, ARHC and ESRC. I have also carried out research for a range of organisations including the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Youth Justice Board, HM Prison and Probation Services, West Yorkshire Police and private and voluntary sector organisations. My most recent empirical project was a comparative study of the use of electronic monitoring with defendants and offenders in Europe funded by the European Commision DG Justice (JUST/2013/JPEN/AG/4510). Details are available at:

I am currently leading an interdisciplinary international network 'Tracking people' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (more details at The innovative network examines the use of tracking devices in a variety of settings and across jurisdictions including criminal justice, immigration, mental health, dementia, terrorism and children’s services. The network brings together for the first time academics, policy-makers, designers and practitioners from different domains to explore the ethical, legal, social and technical issues arising from the current and future use of wearable tagging and tracking devices.

I have a long track record of working collaboratively with non-academic partners on criminal justice policy and practice. I am currently undertaking a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship with the Electronic Monitoring and Bail, Sentencing and Release Directorates at the Ministry of Justice funded by Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). The impact of my research on improving compliance with electronic monitoring was showcased in an REF2014 impact case study.

I have a good track record of supervising PhDs and welcome applications in the broad area of criminal justice.

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  • PhD
  • MA Criminology
  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences
  • PGCE

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
  • European Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association

Student education

I taught on the Penology and Technology, Crime and Justice Modules.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

Current postgraduate researchers

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