Visiting Research Professor

University of Wales, Cardiff, Ph.D. in Business Administration. University of Wales, Cardiff, MBA. London School of Economics, University of London, BA (Hons)

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Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
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Brief Biodata

Neil Morgan was appointed as Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services in 2009 from his position as Winthrop Professor of Law at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He remains an Adjunct Professor of Law at UWA.

As Inspector of Custodial Services, Neil reports to Parliament on security, safety, efficiency and effectiveness in prisons and other places of custody. He also conducts official inquiries into major incidents and systemic reviews (

He continues to publish on criminal justice, sentencing, prisons and criminal law. Projects include Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore (3nd edition, 2018, with Stanley Yeo and Chan Wing Cheong); and Criminal Law in Myanmar (2016) and Criminal Law in Sri Lanka (2019) (both with Stanley Yeo, Chan Wing Cheong, Michael Hor and Mark McBride). All these books are published by LexisNexis.

Neil, with Irene Morgan, has been Rapporteur of the Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA) since 1997, working closely with the Singapore and Hong Kong prison services. APCCA aims to improve legal and operational standards in corrections across the Asia Pacific ( He has also been a member of the Parole Board, and a consultant to government departments, law reform bodies and other agencies, both nationally and internationally.

Neil has a First Class Honours degree in law from Oxford University, an MA in Criminology from Sheffield University, and a PhD (with Distinction) from UWA. He previously held academic posts at Essex University (UK) and the National University of Singapore. He has received two Australian national teaching awards, one for teaching of Criminal Law, and one for contributions to Aboriginal legal education.

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