Staff Profiles: Applied Social Sciences (Level 6)

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am a Political Sociologist by training, teaching across Sociology and Criminology. I specialise in issues around Globalisation and Democracy, understanding Genocide, and Restorative Justice.

John Clay-Davies

John Clay-Davies

Senior Lecturer in Policing

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

Academic Course Leader: BSc Policing

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Dr. Brian Frederick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

My research focuses on how both mainstream and gay social media sites and applications are used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to facilitate experiences with drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, mephedrone and the gaba analogues (e.g., GHB; GBL).

James Garo Derounian

James Garo Derounian

Principal Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences

Sociology

Criminology and Policing

I specialise in research and teaching around community engagement, rural issues, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning.

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Richard Hester

Lecturer in Policing

Criminology and Policing

I am a Lecturer in Policing in the social sciences subject area. I teach on our BSc Policing course, and am a former police officer.

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychology

I am the Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences. By training and experience I am a Clinical Psychologist. My interests are in wellbeing and mental health, and I am module tutor for modules on clinical psychology, counselling and wellbeing.

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology

I'm focussed on supporting students and providing positive learning experiences. I'm particularly interested in psychology in everyday life, and the role of psychology in society.

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Dr. Demelza Jones

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. My main research and teaching expertise relates to migration, and different forms of (super)diversity and inequality.

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Dr. Jane Monckton Smith

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

I am a forensic criminologist specialising in homicide, stalking and coercive control. My teaching is focused around forensic and criminal investigation and issues in public protection.

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Dr. Amber Phillips

Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

I am a criminologist specialising in transnational organised crime. My teaching and research interests are centred on global crime and environmental crime, with a focus on the Italian mafias.

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Dr. Hazel Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Sociology

I am a sociologist interested in issues of community, gender, disability and the family.

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer

Psychology

I am a social neuroscientist who researches the processes involved in social interactions. This ranges from investigating how we make action predictions about others, to the experiences of social anxiety, to imitation behaviours.