Staff Profiles: Criminology and Sociology

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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.

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Prof. 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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

Louise Livesey - Criminology lecturer

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.

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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.