speeches | voices
23rd November - 17th December 2016


Dr Paul Hamilton
Dr Paul Hamilton is a senior lecturer in BA Criminology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). Paul’s main research interests are in the fields of penology and penality, particularly with regards to the role of human and social capital in facilitating behavioural change. Paul has published for practitioners and in academic journals/books on prisoner resettlement, ‘offender’ mentoring, probation ‘oral histories’, disability hate crime and street-level sex work. Paul’s PhD explored the relationship between demand and supply in Nottingham’s street-level sex markets, primarily through an evaluation of the recidivistic, attitudinal and behavioural impacts of a number of ‘new’ prostitution policy initiatives (including a one-day ‘Kerb-Crawler Rehabilitation Programme’ known as the ‘Change’course). Prior to academia, Dr Hamilton spent 8 years in the commercial sector as an IT consultant to the automotive industry.

Melanie Jeffs
Melanie has 12 years’ experience in the Voluntary and Community Sector, holding roles in both frontline and infrastructure organisations. She also has experience of working in a women’s prison for several years. Melanie has been Centre Manager at Nottingham Women’s Centre for 5 years, during which time she has doubled the organisation's turnover and increased its reach and impact. She is a passionate feminist and was instrumental in theocal work to implement misogyny as a hate crime category.

Porpora Marcasciano
Porpora Marcasciano, former activist of the Italian LGBT movement, is currently the president of MIT (Transsexual Identity Movement) founded in 1981. As sociologist, she carries out research on the history and sociology of transsexualism. She is author of several publications on this theme.