Directors

Denis tanfa Phd

Dr Denis Yomi Tanfa

Dr Denis Tanfa is the Chair and founder of Restorative Justice Initiative Midlands UK and Co-founder of African Forum for Restorative Justice (AFRJ).

He is an Associate Lecturer in Criminology - Arden University and a Faculty Lecturer MSc Criminology-Unicaf University Cyprus. He is a Restorative Justice Practitioner and trainer.

He obtained his master’s and Doctorate degree in Criminology from University of South Africa in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

He is a part-time freelance researcher/consultant, assisting master’s and Doctoral Social Sciences research students with proposal writing for research & research funding, Research Methodologies, Literature reviews, Questionnaire design, data capturing & analysis, integration of literature reviews & empirical findings, stakeholders’ analysis, interviewing techniques, use of SPSS, Research reporting etc.

He is a school Governor in Leicester UK. He is a community activist, helping community organisations and schools develop Community Crime prevention programmes as well as RJ in the community/school and criminal justice settings.

He has managed several Restorative Justice projects and assisted Leicestershire Police and Police and Crime Commissioner to set up Restorative Justice projects in Leicestershire UK.

He is a member of Restorative Justice Council and a Member of the British Society of Criminology.

He was the Research Manager with Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative in Johannesburg South Africa between 2006 and 2008.

Dr Tanfa has presented criminological papers at national and international conferences and has won awards from the Policing Association of Southern Africa and the Centre for Social Sciences Research in Africa based in Senegal.

He was very instrumental in the establishment of Justice and Restoration Project (PhoenixJarp) in Phoenix near Durban – South Africa in 2006.

Zacharie Mbanya

Mr Zacharie Mbanya

He obtained a BSc in Economics from the University of Buea, after which he worked in the operations department of Union Bank. In September 2007, he attained an MA in international Business Finance and Economics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and in 2014 obtained an MSc in Health Economics from the university of Sheffield. He has held positions at Norwich and Norfolk University hospital, Lafarge Aggregates, Network Guarantee and currently works in the healthcare sector as an economist for a pharmaceutical company.