Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology, Queen’s University, Belfast and has held visiting scholarships at universities in Melbourne and Sydney. In 2013 he was Karl Lowenstein Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA. He has written several books, and as Director of The Hillsborough Project, he was principal author of Hillsborough and After and No Last Rights: The Promotion of Myth and the Denial of Justice in the Aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster. In 2010 he was appointed to the Hillsborough Independent Paneland is primary author of its report. In 2013 his Hillsborough research received Queen’s University’s award for research impact and was runner-up in the THES UK Research Project of the Year. The ESPN/ BBC documentary Hillsborough, short-listed in 2014 for an EMMY, is based on his work.