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Dr Jon Burnett

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604681

Research Links

Office - 136
First Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Jon's research interests are multidisciplinary, focusing on forced labour, racism and neoliberalism, asylum policy and institutional violence. Research he has carried has included the policies and practices which underpin forced labour and the risks faced by those working in such conditions, medical abuse in penal settings (particularly Immigration Removal Centres), ‘hate crimes’ and racist violence, and the displacement of communities through social policy and immigration policy.

Prior to coming to Swansea University, Jon worked at Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS), Medical Justice and the Institute of Race Relations.

Areas Of Expertise

  • forced labour
  • undocumented working
  • community cohesion
  • criminalisation