Personal profile


Chartered Psychologist with a PhD in Psychology and Criminology from School of Law at Royal Holloway, University of London. Research interests include sport for development within the criminal justice system and the wider community, masculinity, psychological theories of motivation, and investigative interviewing.

Publications include,

Baumer, H., & Meek, R. (2019). Motivating prisoners to exercise: An evaluation of the Cell Workout Workshops. In G. Breslin, & G. Leavey (Eds.), Mental Health and Wellbeing Interventions in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice. Routledge.

Baumer, H., & Meek, R. (2018). Sporting masculinities in prison. In M. Maycock, & K. Hunt (Eds.), New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities (pp. 197-222). (Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-65654-0

Meek, R., & Baumer, H. (2016). The Safe Ground Father Figures Programme: Final Report. Royal Holloway, University of London.

Baumer, H. (2018). Effective prisoner engagement through the promotion of sport motivation: Implications for policy and practice. Howard League for Penal Reform Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, 36.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Male prisoners' motivation to engage in exercise as a means of promoting physical and mental well-being, Royal Holloway University of London

Award Date: 1 Nov 2018

Other, Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 1 Aug 2016

Master of Science, Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey

Award Date: 1 May 2014

External positions

Development Lead, 3 Pillars Project

1 May 20191 Dec 2019

Self-employed Healthcare Business Consultant, NHS England

1 Sept 20151 Jul 2018