Staff Profiles: Dr. Jonathan Hobson

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Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Staff Profile: Dr. Jonathan Hobson
Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Criminology and Policing

Sociology

Dr Jonathan Hobson is a Political Sociologist by training, teaching across Sociology and Criminology. Jonathan specialises in issues around Globalisation and Democracy, understanding Genocide, and Restorative Justice.

Biography

Dr Jonathan Hobson is Academic Subject Lead for Social Sciences, which includes Criminology, Sociology, Policing, Applied Social Sciences, Public Projection and Criminal Justice. Jonathan is a Political Sociologist by training but increasingly research and teach in Criminology. He specialises in issues of globalisation and democracy, Restorative Justice, and international crimes such as genocide and Crimes against Humanity.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
PhD Democratic Governance Beyond the State: An Exploration of Democracy and Governance in the European Parliament. University of Gloucestershire 2012
BA (Hons) Sociological Studies University of Gloucesteshire 2004

Awards

University Teaching Fellow (2017)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)

Membership of professional bodies

British Sociological Association

Teaching and research

Teaching

Undergraduate:

NS4403 Sociological issues

NS5403 Crimes against Humanity

NS6403 Politics Risk and Security in the global world

Ns6506 Restorative Justice

 

Postgraduate:

NS7516 International Security

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Jon’s research focuses on three main interconnected themes, revolving around how societies govern themselves. Firstly, the role of democratic governance beyond the state; secondly, the nature of Genocide as the most extreme example of societal collapse; and thirdly, the role that Restorative Justice can play in rebuilding relationships.

Publications

More publications from Dr. Jonathan Hobson can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Restorative Gloucestershire steering Group

Subjects for media interviews

Democracy

European Union

Restorative Justice

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External examining

External Examiner: Applied Social Sciences, Newman University