Dr Matthew Callender

Senior Researcher

Contact Matt:

Email: matthew.callender@northampton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1604 892136

Matt joined the IPSCJ in January 2016 and will lead a number of projects in relation to citizens in policing, the experiences of victims and organisational transformation.

Matt is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. His research interests include life course transitions, migration, anti-social behaviour, organisational transformation, public safety, public health and late modern theory. He is particularly interested in qualitative research that considers the views of marginalised and disadvantaged groups.

Matt previously held the post of Researcher in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Northampton. It was here that Matt built a reputation for delivering high quality research and evaluation. Matt has published in several internationally peer reviewed journals and presented at various international conferences.

Matt completed his doctorate at the University of Northampton in 2012. His PhD explored the lives of young Polish migrants who reside in Northamptonshire and focussed on the impacts of migratory experiences upon life course transitions. The thesis challenged traditional conceptualisations of young Polish migrants by exploring their ‘insider’ life worlds through the use of participatory methodology and contributed to an emerging literature on young adulthood.

Prior to starting a PhD, his MSc investigated a youth-centred interpretation of anti-social behaviour in Coventry working with children and young people (aged 11-15).