Dr. Theo Gavrielides
Independent Academic Research Studies
Founder & Director
Dr. Theo Gavrielides is the Founder and Director of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and the Restorative Justice for All Institute (RJ4All). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology (Centre for Restorative Justice) of Simon Fraser University as well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University.
Professor Gavrielides is a Trustee of the Anne Frank Trust, an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society (IDRICS) and a Member of the Scrutiny and Involvement Panel of the Crown Prosecution Service (London).
Previously, Professor Gavrielides was the Chief Executive of Race on the Agenda, a social policy think-tank focusing on race equality. He also worked at the Ministry of Justice as the Human Rights Advisor of the Strategy Directorate. There, he led on the Human Rights Insight Project, which aimed to identify strategies that will further implement the principles underlying the Human Rights Act 1998 and improve public services. He also advised on the Ministry's Education, Information and Advice strategy.
Dr. Gavrielides also served as a Visiting Professorial Research Fellow at Panteion University of Social & Political Science (Greece) and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) at Open University (UK).
During 2002-2004, he worked as a Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) alongside Professorial Research Fellow Francesca Klug OBE. He is also a legal counsel specialising in criminal law, human rights and EU law. He taught criminal law and common law reasoning and institutions at the University of London, and has acted as a human rights and criminal justice advisor for various Chambers and policy bodies including the Independent Advisory Group of the London Criminal Justice Partnership
Dr. Gavrielides obtained a Doctorate in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (PhD, 2005) and a Masters in Human Rights Law from Nottingham University (LL.M in Human Rights Law, 2000). He graduated from the Faculty of Laws of the National University of Athens and practised law at Gavrielides & Co.
Dr. Gavrielides has published extensively on social justice issues, restorative justice, equality and race equality, human rights and youth justice. His 2007 book “Restorative Justice Theory and Practice” was published by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) . His 2012 book "Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice" was published by de Sitter Publications while the 2013 Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy is due to be published by Ashgate.
Gavrielides, T. and Blake, S. (2013). Race in Probation: Improving outcomes for black and minority ethnic users of probation services, IARS Publications: London. ISBN: 978-190764119-0
Gavrielides, T. (2012). Waves of Healing: Using Restorative with Street Group Violence, IARS Publications: London. ISBN 978-1-907641-10
Gavrielides, T. (2011). Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People in Custody, IARS Publications: London. ISBN 978-1-907641-08-4.
Chapters in Books
Gavrielides, T. and Worth, P. (2013). “Another push for restorative justice: Positive psychology & offender rehabilitation” in Crime: International Perspectives, Socioeconomic Factors and Psychological Implications", USA: Nova Science Publishers.
Gavrielides, T. (2013) "Youth studies without the youth: Putting things right through youth-led research" in Kelly, P. and Kamp A. (Ed) A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century, The Netherlands: BRILL.
Gavrielides, T. (2013). “How firm are the theoretical foundations of restorative justice?” in (Ed) Pitsela, E. and Simeonidou-Kastanidou, Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters: Towards a European Perspective, Sakkoulas Publications: Athens, Thessaloniki, 273.
Gavrielides, T. (2013). “Restorative Pain: A new vision of punishment”in Gavrielides, T. and V. Artinopoulou (Ed). Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy, Ashgate Publishing: Furnham, UK.
Gavrielides, T. (2012) "Using the Human Rights Framework to Drive Criminal Justice Services: Addressing the issue of over-representation" in (ED) K.P. Sviensson Criminal Justice v. Racial Justice: Minority Ethnic overrepresentation in the criminal justice system, London: Runnymede. ISBN: 978-1-906732-78-3.
Gavrielides, T. (2012). “Bridging Restorative Justice andHuman Rights for Youth Justice” in Gavrielides, T. (ed). Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice, Whitby: ON de Sitter Publications, 15-45.
Gavrielides, T. (2012). User‐led Youth Justice Policy: A Participatory Democracy through Restorative Justice and Human Rights in Gavrielides, T. (ed). Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice, Whitby: ON de Sitter Publications, 397-437.
Gavrielides, T. (2010) “Foreword” in Artinopoulou Vassiliki (ed) Η Επανορθωτική Δικαιοσύνη – Η Πρόκληση των σύγχρονων δικαιικών συστημάτων, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη: Athens. ISBN 978-960-272-754-6
Gavrielides, T. (2010) “A comparative approach to equality and diversity: Lessons from the UK legal system” in D. King & J. Winterdyk (ed) Inequality, diversity and Canadian Justice, de Sitter Publications: Canada. ISBN:978-1897160329.
Gavrielides, T. (2009) “Lessons from abroad: Equality and Diversity in the UK justice system” in Douglas King & John Winterdyk (ed) Inequality, diversity and Canadian justice, Nelson Education: Canada. ISBN: 978-0-17-646623-7.
Gavrielides, T. (2007) “Deconstructing ‘justice’ and reconstructing ‘fairness’ in a convergent European justice system: an Aristotelian approach to the question of representation of justice in Europe”, in Antoine Masson (ed), Representation of Justice in Europe, PIE Peter Lang: Brussels. ISBN 978-90-5201-349-7.
Articles in peer reviewed journals
Gavrielides T. (2014). “Bringing Race Relations into the Restorative Justice Debate”. Journal of Black Studies.
Gavrielides, T. (2014). “Reconciling the Concepts of Restorative Justice and Imprisonment”. The Prison Journal.
Gavrielides, T. (2013). "Mind the Gap: Quality without Equality in Transforming Rehabilitation", British Journal of Community Justice, Vol 11 (2-3)
Gavrielides, T. (2012). “Contextualising Restorative Justice for Hate Crime”. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol 27: 18, pp. 3624-3643.
Gavrielides, T. (2011). “Human Rights in Health and Social Care”. 4:1 Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, 28-38.
Gavrielides, T. and J. Winterdyk (2011). "The fall and rise of restorative justice: a historical account of its notion, practices and possible lessons learned", Vol 2 & 3, Pakistan Journal of Criminology, pp. 107-125.
Gavrielides, T. (2008) “Human rights and customer satisfaction with public services: a relationship discovered”, Vol 12:2 International Journal of Human Rights, pp. 187-202. ISSN 1364-2987 (print) 1744-053 (online)
Gavrielides, T. (2008) “Restorative justice: the perplexing concept. Conceptual fault lines and power battles within the restorative justice movement” 8:2 Criminology and Criminal Justice Journal, 165-183. ISSN 1748–8958;
Gavrielides, T. (2005) “Human Rights vs. Political Reality: The Case of Europe’s Harmonising Criminal Justice Systems”, 5:1 International Journal of Comparative Criminology, pp. 60-84. ISSN 1201-9607
Gavrielides T. and D. Coker (2005) “Restoring Faith: Resolving the Catholic Church’s Sexual Scandals through Restorative Justice”, 8:4 Contemporary Justice Review, pp. 345-365. ISSN 1028–2580 (print) /ISSN 1477–2248 (online)
Gavrielides, T. (2004) “Global Restorative Justice: Averting the Middle Age Crisis. Looking into the Discrepancy Between the Restorative Theory and Practice”, 4:2 International Journal of Comparative Criminology, pp. 263-275. ISSN 1201-9607
Gavrielides, T. (2003) “Restorative Justice: Are we there yet? Responding to the Home Office’s Consultation Questions”, 14:4Criminal Law Forum, pp. 385-419. 1046-8374 (Print) 1572-9850 (Online).
Government, Parliamentary and other reports
Gavrielides, T. (2013). “Five Ways to Kill Innovation for Restorative Justice, Inspiring Innovation, Torondo: Correctional Services of Canada.
Gavrielides, T. (2010) “Restoring relationships: hate crime and restorative justice” in European best practices of restorative justice in the criminal procedures: Budapest conference 2009, European Union: Hungary.
Gavrielides, T. (2010) “Restoring relationships: hate crime and restorative justice” in European best practices of restorative justice in the criminal procedures: Budapest conference 2009, European Union: Hungary
Gavrielides, T. (2009) "Review by human rights specialist of Improving Health , Supporting Justice: A National Delivery Plan" in Department of Health Equality Impact Assessment of Improving Health, Supporting Justice, Department of Health: London.
Gavrielides, T. et al (2008) The Human Rights Dimensions of Community Cohesion, Equality and Human Rights Commission: London
Gavrielides, T. (2007) The Human Rights of older people in healthcare, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights: London.
Gavrielides, T. (2006) Mainstreaming Human Rights in Public Services and beyond: A health and social services approach, Department for Constitutional Affairs: London.
Gavrielides, T. (2006) Human Rights in Education, Department for Constitutional Affairs: London.
Gavrielides, T.(2005) A critical review of the audit and inspection system of health and social services in England: A human rights perspective, Department for Constitutional Affairs: London.
Gavrielides, T. (2005) Reviewing the evidence on human rights awareness and experiences of consumers of public services: Building a human rights culture, Department for Constitutional Affairs: London.
Gavrielides, T. (2012) Review of (2010) Debating Restorative Justice by Chris Cunneen and Carolyn Hoyle, Oxford – Portland Oregon: Hart Publishing, International Journal of Restorative Justice.
Gavrielides, T. (2012). Review of (2012) Gender Equality in the Welfare State? by Pascall, G.. Bristol: Policy Press.