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Nigel Balmer  

NIGEL BALMER

  Reader in Law and Social Statistics
BSc(Hons) 1998, PhD 2001

contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)7946 474 009
Email: nigel.balmer@ucl.ac.uk

Profile
Nigel Balmer is a Reader in Law and Social Statistics at UCL, joining in January 2010. He also works independently as a statistical and methodological consultant. Nigel is an expert in statistics and research methodology, and brings this expertise to bear on a broad range of projects in empirical legal studies, most notably the English and Welsh Civil and Social Justice Survey. He is also affiliated to the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies and Judicial Institute within the Faculty of Laws and is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. He has worked as an advisor on legal need research programmes in Australia and has presented his work worldwide.

Research
Nigel’s research interests cover access to justice, statistics and research methodology, decision-making and risk, civil and criminal justice, issues around diversity and representation, social epidemiology, social policy and the public experience and understanding of the law. His research is multidisciplinary, spanning criminology, economics, epidemiology, political science, social policy, health and psychology. His survey work, in collaboration with Professor Pascoe Pleasence, has become central to the development of access to justice policy in England and Wales. He has also worked on large scale research projects on diversity and fairness in the jury system (for the Ministry of Justice), diversity in tribunals (for the Department for Constitutional Affairs) and judicial appointments (for the Commission for Judicial Appointments), and has conducted research for a broad range of clients, including Youth Access, Shelter, The Ministry of Justice, The Law Society, The Legal Services Board and The Government Equalities Office. He also publishes research in the field of sports science.

PhD Supervision
Nigel welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students wishing to conduct empirical legal research, particularly relating to access to justice. 

Publications
Nigel’s recent publications include:

JOURNAL ARTICLES/BOOK CHAPTERS

BOOKS

COMMISSIONED RESEARCH REPORTS

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

MANUSCRIPTS/REPORTS UNDER REVIEW

RESEARCH - SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

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