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Experts to the Inquiry

Professor Mary Bosworth

Professor Mary Bosworth is the Director of the Centre for Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford. She has conducted extensive research into daily life within the detained environment, including immigration removal centres (IRCs). Her recent work has included a study at Brook House IRC. Professor Bosworth has a particular interest in the relationships between IRC staff and detainees, and in the role of race and gender within the culture of IRCs.

Dr Jake Hard

Dr Jake Hard is a GP with substantial experience of clinical practice within the detained environment. He has a particular interest in substance misuse. He has been a member of the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners) Secure Environments Group since 2007 and has been the Chair since 2016. He is the Clinical Lead for the Health Justice Information Service project with NHS England Health and Justice. He is Medical Director for prisons at CRG (Castlerock Recruitment Group) Health Services.