Saturday, 23 September 2017

Research Seminar: Visiting Speaker Dr Mansoor Mir

*** Everyone Welcome! No need to book in advance**

Date: Thursday 5th October
Time: 12:00-13:00 
Room: College Building C205

Mansoor Mir (Ministry of Justice)

User Experiences of Public Law Cases in the Family Courts


HM Courts and Tribunals Service is currently undertaking an ambitious and widespread transformation of the justice system. Mansoor Mir has been working as a User Researcher attached to this change programme. He had led recent research projects on topics such as immigration and asylum, and public law.

After an overview of the planned reforms and the role of a User Researcher, this presentation will cover key findings from recent research on user experiences of public law. The experiences and needs of families and children will be discussed, as well as those of the judiciary, court staff and other professionals involved in a case.

Mansoor will present his own personal reflections on moving from conducting research in an academic context to conducting research for government. This will cover approaches to research design and dissemination, as well as wider issues of culture. The presentation will conclude with a consideration of the different ways in which interactions between government and academics can operate.


Mansoor Mir received his PhD in Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University in 2016 (‘The Treatment of Sex Offenders within HM Prison Service: Responding to the Risks and Needs of a Diverse Population’).

Since then, he has been working as a User Researcher within HM Courts and Tribunals Service. He is currently a guest lecturer in the Social Policy Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He has previously worked as an Intelligence Analyst with a focus on neighbourhood policing (Metropolitan Police Service), a Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) Facilitator (HM Prison and Probation Service), and as the Project Manager for a local restorative justice and mediation service (Victim Support).

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