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MEREPS Expert Group

Theo Gavrielides
Country: GBR
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 7960 021
E-mail: Megmutat
Workplace: Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS)
Job title: Director
Mail address: Waterloo Business Centre, 117 Waterloo Business Centre, London SE1 8UL, UK
Fax: 0044 (0) 20 7921 0036
Mobile phone:
Languages: English
Other languages: Greek
CV: TGavrielides_Gavrielides__Theo_CV.doc
Job interests: restorative justice, criminal justice, human rights, youth justice, social policy, race equality, EU law,
Area of interest: research, policy, academia
Job experience: Feb 2001 — present: Founder and Executive Director, Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).

May 2010 - present: Visiting Senior Research Fellow Open University (UK)

May 2010 - present: Visiting Scholar Mount Royal University (Canada)

August 2008 – May 2010: Chief Executive Officer, Race on the Agenda (ROTA)

June 2006 – August 2008: Deputy Chief Executive/ Head of Policy, Race on the Agenda (ROTA)

Feb 2005- June 2006: Human Rights Advisor, Strategy Developmen Division, Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) (now Ministry of Justice)

Sept 2004— Dec 2004: Lecturer in Law, University of London (external course)

Sept 2002 – Jan 2004: Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Organisational memberships: UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS

- Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Open University
- Visiting Scholar, Mount Royal University, Canada

- Anne Frank Trust UK
- London Voluntary Service Council, UK (LVSC)
- Justice and Reconciliation Project, USA (JRP)


- Independent Advisory Group, London Criminal Justice Board
- Government Equalities Office, Senior Stakeholder Group
- Equality and Human Rights Commission, Senior Stakeholder Group
- London Mayor’s Migrant and Refugee Advisory Panel
- London Regional Consortium of ChangeUp
- Advisor to the International Human Rights Network
- Crown Prosecution Service, Community Involvement Panel
- London Resettlement Board
- Metropolitan Police Authority Hate Crime Forum
- HM Prison Service Race Advisory Group
- Government Office for London, Community Reassurance, Chair
- City Parochial Foundation Preventing Racist Violence Grants
- Committee for the Carter Academic-Service Entrepreneur Award
- GLA Guns, Gangs and Weapons Practitioners Forum


- Trainer and consultant to British Council – Middle-East project
- Editor-in-Chief, Youth Voice Journal, IARS
- Editor-in-Chief, Policy & Race Journal, ROTA
- Advisor for the Capacity Builders Research Campaign Fund


Uploaded articles

2012. 01. 13

Following the launch of the UK MEREPS report, IARS wrote to the Ministry of Justice to bring to their attention the evidence based findings of the project "Restorative justice in the secure estate: Alternatives for Young People"

The final European MEREPS report is being launched next week in Budapest at the final conference of the MEREPS project. More information can be found on the MEREPS website

2011. 09. 27

Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and the Restorative Justice Council are pleased to invite you to a joint half-day seminar titled Restorative justice in Europe: What can it do for young people?

The seminar will launch the IARS report "Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People". The report is based on a three year research programme that looked at the use of restorative justice practices in prisons. The event and the IARS report is part of the

2011. 08. 19

The final report on the MEREPS UK project has been finalised and is now in production. The report titled "Restorative justice and the secure estate: Alternatives for young people in custody" is due to be published soon at a...

Over the last 20 years, we have seen several reforms, investment plans, partnerships and criminal justice policies targeting better solutions to youth crime. And yet, in 2010 in England and Wales alone over 10,111 young adults (18-21 yrs) and 1,637 young people (15-17yrs) were in the secure estate....

2011. 06. 17

The UK MEREPS research has been completed and the findings are being presented at a national conference in London.

As part of IARS effort to use MEREPS findings to influence national and European policy and restorative justice practice, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Director and UK lead for the MEREPS project will present its findings at a national conference in June.

The final report is now in production and...

2011. 05. 16

Restorative justice is back on the agenda. The proposed legislative, policy and institutional reforms that are being proposed provide a unique opportunity to re-think about our approach to crime and anti-social behaviour....

Since its inception, IARS has been carrying out independent, international research in the area of restorative justice focusing on areas such as youth violence, hate crimes, sexual offending, prisons and the juvenile secure estate. To see IARS' restorative justice projects, their publications...