Staff Profiles: Criminology and Psychology

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Environmental Sciences

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

Environmental Sciences

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

Prof. Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Prof. Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Professor of Forensic Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Jacqueline's research interests are in the maximisation of information, intelligence and evidence across a variety of Forensic and Security areas of work. She is particularly interested in the impact of question forms on users (including those who are vulnerable) of the legal system.

Steven Baker

Steven Baker

Academic Course Leader (Psychology BSc) Senior Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

I have a broad interest in cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology. My main interests are in decision making / intuition, emotion, and virtual reality. I enjoy using state of the art technology to research psychological phenomena, and regularly use these technologies in my teaching.

John Clay-Davies

John Clay-Davies

Senior Lecturer in Policing

Social Sciences

Academic Course Leader: BSc Policing

James Garo Derounian

James Garo Derounian

Principal Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences

Social Sciences

I specialise in research and teaching around community engagement, rural issues, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning.

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.

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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.

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

Andrew is an applied social scientist with expertise in social research methods and realist approaches to research and evaluation.

Dr. Louise Best

Dr. Louise Best

Lecturer in Physical Geography

Environmental Sciences

I am a physical geographer interested in reconstructing environmental change, with particular expertise in coasts and sea-level change.

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Dr. Lucy Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

Environmental Sciences

I have always had a fascination with understanding how the world works, and in particular investigating the watery world (both flowing and frozen) using image analysis and GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience

Psychological Sciences

I became a psychologist by accident, but have never regretted it. It's given me the opportunity to study a range of fascinating topics (perception, human error, brain activity, emotion) in a range of fascinating settings all over the world.

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Dr. Brian Frederick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

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).

Richard Hester

Richard Hester

Lecturer in Policing

Social Sciences

I am a Lecturer in Policing in the social sciences subject area. I teach on our BSc Policing course, and am a former police officer.

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

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.

Kerry John-Rees

Dr. Kerry John Rees

Senior Lecture in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I have been Senior Tutor and Academic Course Leader for three distinct courses: Psychology, Psychology and Sociology and Criminology and Psychology.

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I'm focussed on supporting students and providing positive learning experiences. I'm particularly interested in psychology in everyday life, and the role of psychology in society.

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Dr. Kenny Lynch

Reader in Geography

Environmental Sciences

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. 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.

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Dr. Kasia Narkowicz

Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Social Sciences

I am Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. My research concerns issues around State violence, Islamophobia, racism, gender and religion.

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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.

Amber Phillips

Dr. Amber Phillips

Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

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.

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.

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Dr. Hazel Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

I am a sociologist interested in issues of community, gender, disability and the family.

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

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. Matthew Sitch

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I have keen interests in the psychology of physical activity and other health behaviours. Along with this I research social networks and the influence that relationships have on our lives.

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Dr. Danielle Stephens-Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Danielle Stephens–Lewis is a critical health psychologist, with a particular interest in the health outcomes surrounding sexual violence, domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation. Danielle has interests surrounding both perpetration and victimisation.

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

I am an interdisciplinary health psychologist, with a focus on psychobiology. My research focuses on chronic stress, and the environmental and psychosocial determinants of hormonal and immune health.

Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I've always been curious about why people do what they do and am intrigued by 'closed worlds' with their own culture and ways of operating.