The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice was established in January 2014.
The Chair serves as the focus for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching on restorative justice theory and practice, both within the justice sector and beyond. The holder of the Chair, the Professor of Restorative Justice, provides academic and professional leadership to a team of researchers and practitioners, and facilitates collaborative engagement between public sector agencies and civil society organisations on restorative justice issues.
The Government has expressed support for increasing the reach and quality of restorative interventions, and the practitioner community is set to expand considerably in the coming years. The Chair in Restorative Justice will play a pivotal role in carrying this momentum forward in an academically credible and practice-focused way.