Michael Fiddler

Michael Fiddler joined the University of Greenwich in 2006 after completing his PhD at Keele University. His thesis was entitled: The penal palimpsest: an exploration of prison spatiality. He has subsequently published material relating to the ways in which prison buildings are represented in film and literature.

He has co-course co-ordinated the core level 5 courses Criminological Perspectives and Criminological Research Methods, as well as the level 6 core course Crime in the City, Crime and the State. He is also course co-ordinator for Crime and the Media and the Undergraduate dissertation. He supervises undergraduate and Masters dissertations and has acted as a second supervisor for one doctoral student. 

His work has been published in Crime, Media, Culture, The Prison Service Journal and The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. He has also edited special editions of The Prison Service Journal and The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (the latter was co-edited with Dr Helen Johnston of Hull University). He is the UK book reviews editor for Crime, Media, Culture. Michael's work due for publication in 2017 includes an article in the journal Horror Studies and a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology.

In 2012, Michael was invited to be a speaker in the inaugural Philip Allan Sixth Form criminology conferences (held in London and Manchester) hosted by Professor David Wilson. These proved highly successful and were repeated in 2013-5 across four cities. In 2015/16, Michael also spoke at the Crimiknowledge and New Bridge criminology youth conferences.

In July 2014, Michael's work on the World Prison Brief was featured in HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'. In December 2011, he contributed to a Mail on Sunday article relating to the BBC television programme 'Sherlock'.