Staff Profiles: Criminology

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Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Leader, Social Sciences, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Sociology

Criminology and Policing

I am Academic Subject Leader for Social Sciences, which includes Criminology, Sociology, Policing, and Applied Social Sciences. I am a Political Sociologist by training but enjoy teaching across Criminology and Policing, too!

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Dr. Phillip Toms

Academic Subject Leader in Environmental Sciences

Geography

I specialise in quaternary science, studying environments of the past 2.58 million years to help predict our future climate and to understand the emergence of modern humans

Dr. Sam Scott

Dr. Sam Scott

Senior Lecturer in Geography

Geography

I am a human geographer who specialises in population geography and international migration. My teaching draws heavily on research I have carried out looking at low-wage migrant workers in the UK and skilled British expatriates overseas.

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am a criminologist interested in policing, procedural justice and evidence-based approaches to crime reduction and community safety.

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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.

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.

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Dr. Louise Livesey

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I am a senior lecturer in Criminology and I also teach Sociology and other modules. Specialist interests include violence against women and girls; victim/survivor knowledge; policy and practice development and grassroots work.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Geography

Growing up on the edge of Edinburgh gave me an interest in how cities develop. Relatives working in Nigeria, Italy, Switzerland, the US and Belgium gave me an insight into what things are like in other parts of the world.

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.

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Dr. David Turner

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

I love criminology - who wouldn't be excited about a week in which I cover subjects such as toxic-dumping, poaching, piracy, corporate and state criminals and terrorism.