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Amanda Wilson awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Amanda Wilson, who is currently a WIRL Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow at the School of Law, has been awarded a prestigious Early Career Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust, due to start in November 2020.

Amanda will be working on a book project that pursues a rational reconstruction of restorative justice. Drawing on critical theory and moral psychology, the book will advance an ethical critique of restorative justice and its development, and propose a new moral psychological account of violation and restoration that is radically different from anything currently articulated in conventional legal and moral theory or restorative justice scholarship. Over the course of her Fellowship, Amanda will also develop a new restorative justice module that will be launched in 2021.

Research Interests

Amanda is a critical researcher of criminal law and justice. Within this field, her primary interest is alternative justice mechanisms and their relation to orthodox thinking and practices. On the level of theory, this has most recently taken her into the productive terrain of moral psychology and critical ethics. Empirically, her work examines reparative and therapeutic consciousness, and intersectional concerns. Amanda works closely with a number of key policy and practice organisations including Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service’s newly launched Restorative Practice Hub and the European Forum for Restorative Justice. In 2020 she was a visiting scholar at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) at KU Leuven where she gave the first lecture in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in Restorative Justice and Victimology on the ethics of restorative justice.


Amanda first joined the University of Warwick in October 2018 as a WIRL Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellow. She holds a PhD in Law (PhD Excellence Award) and a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and Social Science and Policy with Honours (Class 1 and The University Medal) from the University of New South Wales. Before coming to Warwick, Amanda held positions as a researcher at the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales, and as a sessional lecturer and convenor at the University of New South Wales. She taught criminal law and therapeutic jurisprudence in the School of Law as well as criminology, social science and theory subjects in the School of Social Sciences. She sits on the Global Advisory Council for the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence and co-developed the first dedicated course on Therapeutic Jurisprudence to be offered in Australia.

Mon 13 Jul 2020, 12:39 | Tags: Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Centre