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Matthew Maycock, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University and was previously Baxter Fellow in the School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee.

He previously worked at the Scottish Prison Service undertaking research often on gender issues in prison as well as facilitating staff development across a range of areas. Before that he was an Investigator Scientist within the Settings and Organisations Team at SPHSU, University of Glasgow undertaking postdoctoral research in Scottish prisons. Prior this Dr Maycock worked in public health programing and campaigns on a range of projects focusing on improving the health of men and boys. Dr Maycock is an experienced research project manager, having managed research projects within the Civil Service, charity sector and in academia.

Dr Maycock undertook a PhD at the University of East Anglia that analysed modern slavery through the theoretical lens of masculinity, this was published as a book for Routledge in 2018. Dr Maycock has been going to the same fieldsite in far-west Nepal for thirteen years, in order to analyse change londitudinally in a community of former bonded labourers.

Throughout various studies, Matthew has consistently worked on gender issues with masculinity, prions and prison officer cultures being a recent focus. Dr Maycock sits on the editorial board of the Prison Service Journal and the Journal of Criminal Psychology, has co-edited two books with a further two in preparation, he has written one monograph and published in leading criminology and public health journals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Editorial board member, Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Criminal Psychology

Visiting Research Fellow, Karlstads Universitet (Karlstad University)

Editorial Board Member, Prison Service Journal

Associate, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Research area keywords

  • Prison
  • Masculinity
  • Gender Studies
  • Modern Slavery
  • Prison officer cultures


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