Staff Profiles: Sociology

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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 interested in the contact experienced between the public and the police, and in crime prevention and community safety.

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Flora Derounian

Module Tutor in Liberal and Performing Arts and Natural and Social Sciences

Sociology

English and Creative Writing

I am module tutor for several modules in Sociology and English Language. Coming from a languages background, my research investigates women’s labour history across Europe.

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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.

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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.