Martha Newson’s research centers on group bonding, ritual, and community. She is a cognitive anthropologist based at the Universities of Kent and Oxford in the U.K. She earned her M.Sc. from Oxford in 2013. Newson currently leads research on how major football clubs can help tackle reoffending in partnership with the Twinning Project, Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service, the Ministry of Justice, and social anthropologist Harvey Whitehouse. Her research has been featured in The Telegraph, The Independent, Der Speigel, and other publications.