Research Associate, London School of Economics
Sharon joined the Centre in 2011. Her main research interest is in the use of solitary confinement in prisons and other places of detention, and she has authored various publications on the subject, including the Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement - a practitioner's guide to the health effects of solitary confinement and to human rights and professional standards relating to its use. Her book, 'Supermax: controlling risk through solitary confinement' (Willan, 2009) has been awarded the British Society of Criminology's Book Prize for 2010. She is currently completing a pilot study for a major European project, entitled 'Excluding the excluded: European Practices of Solitary Confinement'. The study was funded by the John Fell Fund.
Dr Shalev's other research interests include: the design, management and regime in high security prisons on both sides of the Atlantic; prison architecture; human rights and prisons and; prison health care and medical ethics in prison.
Sharon is also a Fellow of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics and an Associate of the International Centre for Prison Studies.