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Professor Toby Seddon

Head, School of Law

Professor Toby Seddon
Professor Toby Seddon

Toby is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law. He joined the University of Manchester in 2006 and was previously a University Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Before becoming an academic, he spent 10 years as a researcher in the voluntary sector, working in the areas of penal reform, criminal justice, drug policy and homelessness. He was educated at the University of Birmingham (LLB Law), University of Leicester (MA Criminology) and University of London (PhD Social Policy & Politics).

He took over as Head of School in August 2014, having previously been Director of Research from 2012-14. Within the School, he is a member of the Centre for Criminology & Criminal Justice (CCCJ) and a co-founder of ManReg, an innovative inter-disciplinary research network in the area of regulation and governance. He has published widely and is author of several books. His current research is focused on rethinking illicit drug policy through the lens of regulation.