William Horncastle commenced his research at POLSIS in September 2017. Prior to this, he undertook undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Bedfordshire, where his award winning research focussed on corporate criminality and the 2008 Financial Crisis. During his time at POLSIS, he has presented research at several conferences, while also undertaking a Universitas 21 funded visiting fellowship at the University of Melbourne in 2019. He has received further awards and fellowships in recent years, including the Rosamund Davies Memorial Fellowship, to undertake research in the United States.
William has displayed research proficiency by achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills, while also establishing his teaching credentials as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has previously taught at the University of Bedfordshire and University of Birmingham, with further responsibilities as a Personal Academic Tutor in Birmingham Business School. William is a member of the Political Studies Association, volunteering as the POLSIS Departmental Representative for the PSA’s Early Career Network for the 2018/2019 academic year.
Alongside his academic commitments, William has a background in third sector employment, having worked for the global children’s charity World Vision between 2013 and 2019.