Staff Profiles: Criminology

Dr. Demelza Jones

Dr. Demelza Jones

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

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

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Dr. Rachel Bennett

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography & Academic Course Leader for International Relations

Environmental Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer with specialisms in quantitative methods and population health and ageing.

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Dr. Louise Livesey

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and also teach Sociology and other modules. Specialist interests include violence against women and girls; sexual violence; victim/survivor knowledge; policy and practice development and grassroots work as well as theory and practice links.

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I could have chosen a more direct path to becoming an academic, but I hugely enjoyed the journey and hope that now I have eventually got here, that I can use my experiences on the road as a source of inspiration.

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Grace Boughton

Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

I am a criminology lecturer, and I specialise in major crime reviews (such as Domestic Homicide Reviews). My research and teaching interests revolve around major crime investigations.

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Dr. Louise Folkes

Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

I am a sociology lecturer across several undergraduate modules. My interests are in class inequalities, social mobility, poverty, community organising and creative qualitative research methods.

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Associate Professor of Social Sciences

Social Sciences

I work across the Social Sciences team, teaching in areas including understanding the causes and impacts of Genocide, and in Restorative Justice. I also support research in the team, helping to develop projects and supervising PhD students.

Jennifer Holmes

Jennifer Holmes

Lecturer in Criminology and Policing

Social Sciences

I am a lecturer in Criminology and Policing and have research interests in Homicide, Police Investigations, and Vulnerability. I previously worked for the police as a Major Crime Investigation Officer.

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Dr. Jane Monckton Smith

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

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. Sarah Nixon

Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

I am in my 3rd year lecturing at the University of Gloucestershire and my area of interest/expertise is prisons/penology.

Dr. Charlie Parker

Dr. Charlie Parker

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

My research interests focus around social identities. As a qualitative researcher, my sociological interests have led me to researching transnational island communities and military communities, as well as paid carers in institutional settings.

Francesco-Pompedda

Dr. Francesco Pompedda

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I am a psychologist specialised in forensic psychology. I like facts (data) over words. My research interests are in the area of investigative interviews of children, and I have developed a simulator for investigative interviews of children that employs avatars and response algorithms.