Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies, University of London, and Visiting Professor, University of Essex
Andrew Coyle was founding Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies in King's College London from 1997 to 2005. He is a prisons adviser to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Latin American Institute, the Council of Europe, including its Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and several national governments. He is a member of the UK Foreign Secretary's Expert Committee against Torture.
Before coming to King's College he worked for 25 years at a senior level in the prison services of the United Kingdom. While in the Scottish Prison Service he was Governor of Greenock Prison, Peterhead Prison and Shotts Prison. From 1991 to 1997, he was Governor of Brixton Prison in London. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 2003 for his contribution to international penal reform. He is a Fellow of King's College.
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