Dr Lewis Owens was awarded a PhD from Cambridge University and has published widely in areas of literature, philosophy and the arts. He is passionate about prison reform and education and actively fundraises for different prison-related charities. Lewis initiated the St Martin’s Awards to recognise the contribution of outstanding individuals supporting people on the margins. Recent recipients include Terry Waite, HMP Liverpool, Ingrid Betancourt and Tony Adams. Lewis is also a novelist, playwright and Trustee of the Autism Research Trust. In his (limited) spare time Lewis enjoys tennis, cycling and following the woes of West Ham.