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
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.
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.