Paul has been a lecturer at Bath Spa since 2016. Prior to this he held positions at Kingston University, Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of Kent.
He is a graduate of NUI Galway in Ireland, Kings College London and Kingston University.
Prior to undertaking a career in academia Paul held research positions in the Department of Justice in Ireland where he was Senior Researcher for the National Crime Council and the National Commission on Restorative Justice.
- PhD - Kingston University (2017)
- LLM - Kings College London (2013)
- MA - Kings College London (2007)
- LLB - National University of Ireland, Galway (2006)
- BA - National University of Ireland, Galway (2004)
Research and academic outputs
Irish ex-prisoner reflections on their psychological wellbeing whilst in prison in England and Wales
Gavin, P (2020) 'Irish ex-prisoner reflections on their psychological wellbeing whilst in prison in England and Wales.' Advancing Corrections Journal, 9 (1). pp. 101-118. ISSN 2517-9233
Gavin, P and Kawałek, A (2020) 'Viewing the Dublin Drug Treatment Court through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence.' International Journal for Court Administration, 11 (1). 05. ISSN 2156-7964
‘Prison is the worst place a Traveller could be’: the experiences of Irish Travellers in prison in England and Wales
Gavin, P (2019) '‘Prison is the worst place a Traveller could be’: the experiences of Irish Travellers in prison in England and Wales.' Irish Probation Journal, 16. pp. 135-152. ISSN 1649-6396
Gavin, P and Sabbagh, M (2019) 'Developing community courts with restorative justice in Ireland.' British Journal of Community Justice, 15 (2). pp. 19-40. ISSN 1475 - 0279
Gavin, P and MacVean, A (2018) 'Police perceptions of restorative justice: findings from a small‐scale study.' Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 36 (2). pp. 115-130. ISSN 1536-5581
Gavin, P (2015) 'Slow and steady progress: developing restorative justice in the Republic of Ireland.' Safer Communities, 14 (3). pp. 156-164. ISSN 1757-8043
Gavin, P (2014) 'Out of sight, out of mind: Irish prisoners in England and Wales.' Irish Probation Journal, 11 (1). pp. 29-43. ISSN 1649-6396
Gavin, P (2014) 'No place for children: a case for the abolition of child imprisonment in England and Wales.' Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 14 (1). pp. 37-48. ISSN 1393-7022
Gavin, P and Joyce, N (2013) 'Restorative justice in the Republic of Ireland: reports, recommendations and developments.' The Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy, 2 (1). pp. 6-20.
Gavin, P (2012) 'Racially biased juries in the criminal court.' The King's Student Law Review, 3 (2). pp. 43-67.
Gavin, P (2012) 'A policy of mandatory sentencing for dangerous offenders: lessons from England and Wales.' CRIMSOC: The Journal of Social Criminology, 1 (1). pp. 1-5.
Gavin, P (2015) A Step at a Time: The Resettlement Needs of Irish People Returning From Prison Overseas. Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO), Maynooth, Ireland.
Grimshaw, R, Malek, M, Oldfield, M, Smith, R, Davies, Z, Downes, C, Gavin, P and Smith, A (2008) Young people who sexually abuse. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.