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acl46@cam.ac.uk

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Room: G6a St Mike's

Tel: 332497

College Lecturer; Affiliated Faculty Lecturer; Supervisor for M.St. in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management; CELS; SLG

Interests

Labour law, industrial relations, public procurement, prisons, public sector reform, EU law, empirical / socio-legal methodology

CV / Biography

2015 - 2016

Co-investigator (with Catherine Barnard as Principal Investigator) on 'UK in a Changing Europe' funded: 'Honeypot Britain': The Lived Experience of Working as an EU Migrant in the UK (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2016) (http://www.eumigrantworker.law.cam.ac.uk/; http://www.cam.ac.uk/researc...)

Co-founder and director (with Ruth Armstrong) of Learning Together programme at HMP Grendon, funded by University of Cambridge Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (www.just-is.org; http://www.cctl.cam.ac.uk/case-studies/case-studies-about-lecture-practi...)

University of Cambridge Public Engagement with Research Award 2016 with Ruth Armstrong for Learning Together (June 2016)

ESRC Impact Acceleration Award for two roundtables with academics and criminal justice practitioners about suicide prevention (May 2016)

ESRC Impact Acceleration Award for conference and co-production of short films about Learning Together (£15,000, March 2016)

Collaborator with Ingrid Obsuth and Ruth Armstrong on Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund Award 2015-16 'Building positive and inclusive learning cultures - a staff training programme' (£19,072, March 2016)

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2016 'Understanding prison life: new research frontiers' (£14,900, March 2016)

Collaborator on Jeremias Prassl's British Academy funded 'Future Directions in EU Labour Law' project, University of Oxford

Member of the Advisory Board on a Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung funded European research project: 'The roles, resources and competencies of worker lay judges'

Co-convenor (with Ruth Armstrong, Jo-Anne Dillabough and Michelle Ellefson) of CRASSH Faculty Research Group 'The Subversive Good: Disrupting Power and Transcending Inequalities': http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/the-subversive-good

Co-organiser (with Philippa Tomczak) of suicide prevention roundtables: HMP Altcourse, 18 May 2016 and Gonville and Caius College, 6 September 2016

Co-organiser (with Ruth Armstrong) of Learning Together: Prison and University Partnership Conference, 12-13 May 2016, HMP Grendon and The Old Divinity School, St John's College, Cambridge

Co-organiser (with Ruth Armstrong) of Learning Together Network Roundtable, held on 10 November 2015 at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge: http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/press/news/2015/11/prison-practitioners-and-aca... and covered by Prison Watch UK: http://prisonwatchuk.com/2015/11/10/liveblog-learning-together-prisoners...

Invited speaker with Ruth Armstrong to NOMS' conference on desistance, 28 April 2016, Newbold Revel

Invited speaker with Ruth Armstrong to University of Cambridge's Teaching Forum to talk about Learning Together, 12 April 2016, Queens' College

Speaker at SLSA 2016 Annual Conference, Lancaster University, 5-7 April 2016, with Catherine Barnard on 'Routes to Workplace Dispute Resolution: the Experiences of EU Migrant Workers' and with Ruth Armstrong on 'Learning Together in Prisons: the Transformative Potential of Curating Inclusive Spaces of Encounter'

Speaker at UCL Brexit Divisons event on immigration, 22 March 2016. Blog for openDemocracy with Catherine Barnard 'Honeypot Britain? Do EU nationals come to the UK for benefits?': https://www.opendemocracy.net/brexitdivisions/catherine-barnard-amy-ludl....

Speaker at Howard League's Conference 'Justice and Penal Reform: Reshaping the Penal Landscape' with Ruth Armstrong 'Reshaping justice by Learning Together in prisons', 16 March 2016, Keble College, Oxford

Keynote speaker at 'Prison staff under scutiny' conference, DIT, Dublin, 30 November 2015

Invited speaker at 'Neoliberalism and employment law' conference, Wolfson College, Oxford, 19 November 2015

2014 - 2015

Principal Investigator on Harris Review commissioned empirical study on self-inflicted deaths in NOMS' custody

Co-investigator (with Catherine Barnard) on empirical labour law project funded by Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme exploring the enforcement of labour rights by EU-8 migrant workers. Presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference in Warwick on 31 March (with Catherine Barnard), the Industrial Law Society Spring Conference in London on 25 April (with Catherine Barnard and Sarah Fraser Butlin), and LLRN in Amsterdam on 27 June

Co-organiser (with Catherine Barnard) of Philomathia Foundation funded 'Procurement and Precarity' workshop, held on 13 May 2015 at Trinity College, Cambridge

Tutor (with Jonathan Bild) on HEAPS / Teach First access programme on criminal law and justice, and tutor on 5 day Villiers Park residential programme on criminal law and justice (with Alice Ievins)

Organiser of  'Suicide Prevention in Prisons – A Roundtable Discussion', an event attended by approximately 80 relevant practitioners, Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, 8 September 2015

Measuring the Quality of Prison Life, HMP Durham, 5-7 October 2015, HMP Brixton, 20-22 April 2015, HMP Grampain, 1-3 March 2015

Invited speaker (with Ruth Armstrong) 'Learning Together: Being Belonging and Becoming' at Directors of Teaching meeting, University of Cambridge, 23 September 2015

Invited speaker 'The Role of Public Procurement in Developing the EU's Social Model', EU Social Union Conference, Trinity College, Cambridge 24-25 September 2015

Invited speaker 'Procuring and Privatising Prisons: Law, Social Impact and Service Quality', Privatisation in Criminal Justice Conference, University of Leicester, 17 September 2015

Speaker European Society of Criminolgy Annual Conference, Porto, September 2-5 2015 'Suicide in Prison: Why Prison Staff Matter' and (with Ruth Armstrong) 'Learning Together: Expanding Citizenship through Education in Prisons'

Invited speaker for guest lecture and book launch 'Privatising Public Prisons: Law, Social Impacts and Service Quality', Cardiff University, 11 August 2015

Invited speaker 'Researching EU Law and Policy: the Ethnographic Researcher', Cardiff University, 12 August 2015

Participant in Pedro Telles' Public Procurement Podcast series: http://www.publicprocurementpodcast.eu/new-blog-avenue/2015/6/26/4-amy-l....

2013 - 2014

Associate Fellowship in Higher Education Academy

CELS seminar: "Public procurement in action: an empirical exploration of ideology and social impact"

CSLG methods seminar: 'Personal reflections on the possibilities, challenges and practicalities of using socio-legal and empirical methods in research' (with Jo Miles, Antara Haldar and Alysia Blackham)

Participant on Pathways in Higher Education Practice (PHEP) and Teaching Associate Programme (TAP)

Tutor on University of London part time revision course 'Common law institutions and reasoning' (with Nicky Padfield)

Organiser (with Alysia Blackham) of empirical labour law conference 'New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research': http://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/new_frontiers_in_empirical_labour_law_rese....

Guest lecture for Dutch Bar Association on British labour Law, Jesus College, University of Cambridge

2012 - 2013

Director of Studies and College Teaching Associate in Criminal Law and EU Law, Trinity Hall

Participant - European Labour Law conference, Uppsala, February 2013

Guest lecture - Programme for European Private Law, University of Cambridge, March 2013

Participant - European Labour Law Research Network conference, Barcelona, June 2013

2011 - 2012

Supervisor in EU Law, Jesus College and Kings College, University of Cambridge

Guest lecture - M.St. in Applied Criminology, Penology and Management, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Participant - Programme in European Private Law for Postgraduates (PEPP)

Speaker - Young Researcher European Labour Law and Social Law Conference, Austria, April 2012

Speaker - UACES Conference "Exchanging Ideas on Europe", Cambridge, September 2011

Poster presentation - European Society of Criminology Conference, Lithuania, September 2011

2010 - 2011

Participant - European Federation of Public Service Unions conference: Trade unions working for better prison services in Europe, Athens, May 2011

Poster presentation - Prisons Research Centre Steering Group Meeting, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, June 2011

2009 - 2012

PhD Candidate in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

2008 - 2009

LLM (summa cum laude), Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

  • Masterpaper: "Private Ordering for Divorce - The Evolving Substantive Law on Prenuptial Agreements in Singapore and England & Wales Compared"

2005 - 2008

MA (first class, scholar), Trinity College, University of Cambridge

  • Dissertation: "Linking custody, women's needs and welfare: a step in the wrong direction?"

Scholarships and Awards

  • Nomiated with Ruth Armstrong for a Butler Trust Award 2016
  • Nominated with Ruth Armstrong and Catherine Barnard for two University of Cambridge Public Engagement Awards
  • British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2016 'Understanding prison life: new research frontiers' (£14,900)
  • Two ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards 2016-17
  • ESRC Senior Fellowship 'UK in a Changing Europe': 'Honeypot Britain': The Lived Experience of Working as an EU Migrant in the UK
  • Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund Award 2015-16 'Building positive and inclusive learning cultures - a staff training programme'
  • CRASSH Faculty Research Group Funding: 'The Subversive Good'
  • Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund Award 2014-15 'Learning Together'
  • Cambridge Humanities Research Grant Scheme Award 2013-14
  • Conference sponorship from CBR, CELS, CSLG (April 2014: see http://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/new_frontiers_in_empirical_labour_law_rese...)
  • AHRC Doctoral Research Award
  • Trinity College Whittaker Scholarship
  • Lincoln's Inn - Hardwicke Entrance Award and Lord Denning Scholarship
  • Hollond Fund - Fieldwork Grant
  • Yorke Fund - Fieldwork Grant
  • Henry Hollond Travelling Studentship in Law
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize
  • Trinity College Senior Scholarship

Offices

  • Management Board Member of Faculty of Law
  • Management Board Member of Cambridge Socio-Legal Group
  • Management Board Member of Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies
  • Member of Industrial Law Society Executive (2015-)
  • Editiorial Board - Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (2015-); Prison Service Journal (2016-)
  • Trinity Law Association - Committee Member (2013-)
  • Co-ordinator of Cambridge University Innocence Project
  • Cambridge Student Law Review Executive Board Member (2010-11), Editor (2009-10)
  • Moot Judge
  • Copy-Editor of the Max Planck Encyclopaedia of European Private Law (2011)
  • Language Editor for Intersentia (2012)

Blogs/media

Learning Together:

http://www.britac.ac.uk/blog/learning-together-productive-disruption-ego...

http://blog.britac.ac.uk/what-happens-when-students-from-universities-an...

http://blog.britac.ac.uk/learning-together-unwired/

http://blog.britac.ac.uk/learning-together-and-improbable-friendship/

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/inside-information-students-and-priso...

http://www.cambridge-tv.co.uk/dr-amy-ludlow-and-dr-ruth-armstrong-prison...

http://www.prisonerseducation.org.uk/news/from-grendon-to-graduation-1

https://prisonwatchuk.com/2015/11/10/liveblog-learning-together-prisoner...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/my-articles/prisoner-is-top-crime-student-at-c...

https://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/issue_30_research_horizons.pdf

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/inside-information-students-and-priso...

https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/winners-announced-in-the-inaugural-v...

Suicide prevention:

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/staff-prisoner-relationships-are-key-...

http://www.cambridge-tv.co.uk/Dr-Amy-Ludlow-Prison-Suicide/

https://prisonwatchuk.com/2016/05/18/suicide-prevention-criminal-justice...

Migration/Brexit:

https://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/issue_30_research_horizons.pdf

https://www.opendemocracy.net/brexitdivisions/catherine-barnard-amy-ludl...

https://next.ft.com/content/1b8f52ba-16bd-11e6-9d98-00386a18e39d

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexitvote/2016/05/11/why-the-failure-to-enforce-...

EU referendum questions short video series: http://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/eu-referendum/eu-referendum-questions

Public procurement:

http://www.publicprocurementpodcast.eu/new-blog-avenue/2015/6/26/4-amy-l...

Publications

 

Books

"New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research" (Hart) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Alysia Blackham
Published:
May 2015
Publisher:
Hart

"Privatising Public Prisons: Labour Law and the Public Procurement Process" (Hart)

Published:
Nov 2014
Publisher:
Hart

Articles

"Social Procurement: Policy and Practice" European Labour Law Journal (forthcoming)

Citation:
European Labour Law Journal (forthcoming)
Published:
Oct 2016

"The Free Movement of Services, MIgration and Brexit" (2016) 236 National Institute Economic Review 23-30

Co-Author/s:
Catherine Barnard
Citation:
(2016) 236 National Institute Economic Review 23-30
Published:
May 2016

"Educational partnerships between universities and prisons: how Learning Together can be individually, socially and institutionally transformative" (2016) Prison Service Journal 225, 9-17

Co-Author/s:
Ruth Armstrong
Citation:
(2016) Prison Service Journal 225, 9-17
Published:
May 2016

"Enforcement of employment rights by EU-8 migrant workers in Employment Tribunals" [2016] Industrial Law Journal 45(1)

Co-Author/s:
Catherine Barnard
Citation:
[2016] Industrial Law Journal 45(1)
Published:
Mar 2016

"Privatising public prisons: theory, law and practice" (under review)

Co-Author/s:
Alison Liebling
Citation:
(under review)
Published:
Jul 2015

"The Public Procurement Rules in Action: An Empirical Exploration of Social Impact and Ideology" Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2013-14

Citation:
Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2013-14
Published:
Oct 2014

"'Transforming Rehabilitation’: What Lessons Might Be Learned From Prison Privatisation?" [2014] 6(1) European Journal of Probation 67-81

Citation:
[2014] 6(1) European Journal of Probation 67-81
Published:
Apr 2014

"Competition & Contestability in Action: Restructuring the prison sector to achieve workforce and industrial change" (2012) 3 Public Law 508-526

Citation:
(2012) 3 Public Law 508-526
Published:
Apr 2012

"Exploring Contestability and Privatisation - what it means for Prison Staff" Academy for Justice Commissioning, Issue No. 13, (2011), 8-9

Citation:
Academy for Justice Commissioning, Issue No. 13, (2011), 8-9
Published:
Sep 2011

"Prison Strikes, Respondent for England and Wales" FATIK Tijdschrift voor Strafbeleid en Gevangeniswezen, Issue No. 130, (2011), 30-32

Citation:
FATIK Tijdschrift voor Strafbeleid en Gevangeniswezen, Issue No. 130, (2011), 30-32
Published:
Sep 2011

"Regulating Prison Strikes and Industrial Conflict" Prison Service Journal, Issue No. 198, (2011), 17-21

Citation:
Prison Service Journal, Issue No. 198, (2011), 17-21
Published:
Sep 2011

Book Chapters

"Suicide, Distress and the Quality of Prison Life" in Yvonne Jewkes, Ben Crewe, Jamie Bennett, Handbook on Prisons (Routledge), pp. 224-245

Publisher:
Routledge
Pages:
224-245
Published Date:
Mar 2016
Co-Author/s:
Yvonne Jewkes, Ben Crewe, Jamie Bennett

"Using Ethnographic Methods to Explore Labour Law Questions: Reflections from a Study of the Workforce Impacts of Prison Privatisation" in Ludlow and Blackham (Ed), New Frontiers in Empirical Labour Law Research (Hart) (Ed)

Publisher:
Hart
Published Date:
May 2015
Co-Author/s:
Ludlow and Blackham

"The Right to Strike: A Jurisprudential Gulf between the CJEU and ECtHR" in Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Theodore Konstadinides, Tobias Lock and Noreen O’Meara, The EU and the ECHR: influence, overlaps and contradictions (Routledge, London) (Ed)

Publisher:
Routledge, London
Published Date:
Feb 2014
Co-Author/s:
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Theodore Konstadinides, Tobias Lock and Noreen O’Meara

Book Reviews

Prisoner re-entry at work: adding business to the mix (2016) Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 55: 255–256

Published:
May 2016
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner

Niklas Brunn, Klaus Loercher and Isabelle Schoemann, The Lisbon Treaty and Social Europe [2013] Cambridge Law Journal

Published:
Jul 2013

Addicted to Profit: Reclaiming our Lives from the Free Market LSE Review of Books

European Identity and Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging LSE Review of Books

A. Somek, "Engineering Equality", Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011) Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(3), (2012), 534-535

Published:
Feb 2012

S. Creighton and H Arnott, "Prisoners: Law and Practice". London: Legal Action Group (2009) The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 49 Issue 2, (2010), 192-193

Published:
Sep 2010

Case Notes

Prison privatisation in Israel: Important Transnational Lessons Cambridge Student Law Review, Volume 6, (2010), 326-329

Published:
Sep 2010

Conference Papers

"Enforcement of employment rights of EU-8 mirgrant workers in the UK" (http://hsi.uva.nl/en/llrn-conference/llrn-conference.html and http://www.slsa.ac.uk/index.php/annual-conference)

Co-Author/s:
Catherine Barnard
Published:
Jun 2015
Conference:
http://hsi.uva.nl/en/llrn-conference/llrn-conference.html and http://www.slsa.ac.uk/index.php/annual-conference

"Prison officer strike action: 'The mouth-watering possiblity of a high noon conflict' between the European courts?" (Surrey European Law Unit Workshop, A Europe of Rights: the EU and the ECHR, Guildford)

Published:
Jun 2012
Conference:
Surrey European Law Unit Workshop, A Europe of Rights: the EU and the ECHR, Guildford

"Competitive Tendering in the Public Sector: Is Employment Protection Illusory?" (Young Researcher European Labour Law and Social Law Conference, Graz, Austria)

Published:
Apr 2012
Conference:
Young Researcher European Labour Law and Social Law Conference, Graz, Austria

"Competitive Tendering in the Public Sector: How does TUPE 2006 Work in Practice?" (UACES 41st Annual Conference, Exchanging Ideas on Europe, Cambridge)

Published:
Sep 2011
Conference:
UACES 41st Annual Conference, Exchanging Ideas on Europe, Cambridge

Reports

Self-Inflicted Deaths in NOMS’ Custody amongst 18-24 Year Olds: Staff Experience, Knowledge and Views

Co-Author/s:
B. Schmidt, T. Akoensi, A. Liebling, C. Giacomantonio and A. Sutherland
Published:
Mar 2015
Body / Institution:
Report for the Harris Review. Produced with RAND Europe.

HMP Oakwood: England's First Titan Prison, One Year On

Co-Author/s:
B. Schmidt, A. Liebling, K. Auty, A. Cope, T. Akoensi and D. Kant
Published:
Nov 2014
Body / Institution:
Cambridge University Prisons Research Centre

Birmingham Prison: A Benchmark Study, One Year On

Co-Author/s:
A. Liebling, B. Schmidt, B. Crewe, V. Gadd, M. Hutton, D. Kant, R. Armstrong and K. Auty
Published:
Feb 2013

Understanding Prisons: Extended MQPL and SQL Exercises: HMP Birmingham

Co-Author/s:
A. Liebling, B. Crewe, S. Hulley, M. Hutton, N. Clay and D. Kant
Published:
Jan 2012