Dr Julian Hargreaves

Director of Research at The Woolf Institute

Director of Research, Woolf Institute, Cambridge

Julian Hargreaves joined the Woolf Institute in January 2017 after completing a two-year post as a Research Associate in the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge.

Julian holds an MRes (Distinction) in Criminology and a PhD in Applied Social Science, both from Lancaster University. His main research interests are: British Muslim communities; issues around anti-Muslim discrimination and hate crime; relations between Muslim communities and the state; and community responses to radicalisation and extremism. These interests are pursued using mixed research methods and evidence-based approaches that include the analysis of large-scale social survey statistics alongside the use of interviews and focus groups.

Julian’s recent work has been published in the British Journal of Criminology and Ethnic and Racial Studies and presented to the Royal Statistical Society.

As part of his work at the Woolf Institute, Julian teaches on the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (specialisation: Muslim-Jewish Relations) together with Deputy Director Dr Shana Cohen and Research Director Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner.

  • In news articles

    A nuanced look at public opinions on diversity

    The Centre for Science and Policy resumed its series of in-person seminars in collaboration with the British Academy with a discussion of The Woolf Institute’s report: “How We Get Along: The Diversity Study of England and Wales 2020”. The Institute’s Director of Research Dr Julian Hargreaves presented the findings as well as Professor Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, University of Bristol.