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Grace Gladys Famoriyo JP

Lecturer and Course Director
Faculty of Business and Law

Grace is the Course Director for our postgraduate courses in MSc Marketing and MSc Brand Management. She is also a lecturer in the marketing, events and tourism subject group in the School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law.

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Grace has many years of international consulting experience, including a high-profile Ministry of Justice project. She has worked with Fortune 100/500 companies (UK/international), public and third-sector organisations. Her consulting expertise includes IT, leadership/management development, marketing, publishing and learning/development.

Grace is a Magistrate with many years of experience in adult criminal and family courts which is what sparked her current PhD and research interests. She is passionate for social reform to improve access, inclusion and opportunities for disadvantaged or marginalised women in particular those within the criminal justice system. She is currently undertaking a multidisciplinary PhD in law and criminology to explore this further.

Grace is an award-winning coach, international speaker and author with over twenty-five years of transforming women's lives. Grace has had countless non-academic articles published in international magazines as a columnist. She has been featured on TV and radio internationally.

Grace has a special interest in emotional and mental well-being. She has written several books including her bestsellers, Overcoming Emotional Baggage, Bounce Back, Healing A Discouraged Heart, and Quit Hiding Start Living.

Grace is also the brainchild behind several philanthropic women's projects over the last twenty-five years. This includes the pioneering Bounce Back project and the Monetise Your Expertise Bootcamp projects during the global pandemic. Both were to support minoritized women improve their socioeconomic status and digital literacy skills. The projects also aimed to build their confidence/esteem and manage their emotional/mental health.

Grace also launched Overcoming Emotional Baggage Women’s Community after publishing her book, Overcoming Emotional Baggage (2006).

Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Yoruba
Research interests
  • The experiences of justice-impacted minoritized women in the criminal justice system.
  • Factors promoting criminogenic tendencies of Black female offenders.
  • Barriers to access to justice for minoritized women in the criminal justice system.
  • New approaches to sentencing, rehabilitating and reintegrating females in the criminal justice system, especially minoritized groups.
  • The effects of digital exclusion of prisoner education, employment and rehabilitation.
  • The application and problems arising from penal legislations, policies and practices.
  • Pedagogic learning platforms for prisons of the future.
  • Digital literacy and skills frameworks, competency models and education for digitally excluded in society.
  • Ex-female offender education and employment after prison/probation.
  • Online learning and digital access for digitally excluded ex-prisoners.
  • New approaches/models for skills training and employment for ex-offenders.
  • The role of technology in female prison estates.
  • Learning & Teaching Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA in Publishing, Anglia Ruskin University 
  • MSc in Information Systems Design, University of Westminster 
  • BSc in Biochemistry, Greenwich University 
  • Charted Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Certificate in Training Practice, Milton Keynes College
  • Coach Training Programme, Coach University 
  • City & Guild: Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate, Milton Keynes College
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Committee Member, Safe and Inclusive Communities, Research, Innovation and Impact Anglia Ruskin University
  • Member, European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services & International Corrections and Prisons Association
  • Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Associate Fellow, Advance HE
Recent presentations and conferences

Famoriyo, G. (2024) Reimagining Digital Equity In UK Prisons: Bridging the Digital Divide For Returning Citizens, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Portsmouth (UK), 26-28 March.

Famoriyo, G. (2024) Digital Prisons: An Oxymoron or a Necessity for Rehabilitation and Successful Reintegration of Returning Citizens?, International Correction And Prisons/European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services fifth global Technology in Corrections Conference (TIC), Istanbul (Turkey), 21-24 April.

Famoriyo, G. (2023) Effects of Unequal Treatments and Hidden Punishments Of Black Female Prisoners in the UK, Trinity College Dublin Law Student Colloquium, Dublin (UK), February 2023.

Famoriyo, G. (2023) Black Female Prisoner’s Lives Matter: Redefining Black Female Prisoner's Reintegration With A Digital Twist, International Correction And Prisons/European Organisation of Prison and Correctional International Correctional Research Symposium, Porto (Portugal), 27-30 March.

Famoriyo, G. (2023) Effects of Digital Exclusion in Prisons: Improving Rehabilitation and Reoffending Outcomes in UK Prisons, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Ulster (UK), 4-6 April.

Famoriyo, G. (2023) Hidden Punishments of Black Female Prisoners in the UK, Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, Ulster (UK), 4-6 April.

Media experience

Grace has taken part in TV, radio and media training and her media experience includes:

  • interviews on TV and radio (UK/international)
  • published columnist for international magazines (20 years).