Making diversity visible

Who are we?

Within the School of Criminology we are proud of our differences and the hurdles some have overcome. Below are quotes from staff members on what makes each of us diverse.

  Name  Life Experience 
Dr Chris Allen  Dr Chris Allen "My mum was unmarried and teenage when she had me" 
Dr Tammy Ayres
Dr Tammy Ayres "I'm proud of my mixed cultural heritage" 
Professor Neil Chakraborti  Professor Neil Chakraborti "I'm one of only a handful of Asian professors and Heads of School within Higher Education" 
Dr Amy Clarke  Dr Amy Clarke "I was the first in my family to go to University"
Wilma Coleman  Wilma Coleman  "I studied for a management diploma whilst working full-time and bringing up children"
Dr Mark Connor  Dr Mark Connor "I came out at 15"
Tracey Dodman
Tracey Dodman "I got into University with one A-Level"
Dr Ben Ellis  Dr Ben Ellis "I had a dyslexia test whilst doing my third degree - it had never been picked up before"
Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon
Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon  "I studied my first degree as a mature student after working as a nurse and probation worker for a number of years"
Dr Gina Fox  Dr Gina Fox  "I left Ireland to pursue an academic career" 
Dr Matt Hopkins  Dr Matt Hopkins

"Most of my family speak Gujarati"

Nick Janicki Nick Janicki "I identify as a gay man"
Dr Sam King
Dr Sam King

"I went to University with no A-levels"

Laura Nevay  Laura Nevay  "I am studying for a degree whilst working full-time within Criminology"
Dr Lucy Neville  Dr Lucy Neville  "My Illiterate (and awesome) grandma raised my mum and uncle in a caravan"
Professor Teela Sanders  Professor Teela Sanders "I've worked in the sex work industry as a researcher for over 20 years"
Andy Sarratt
Andy Sarratt  "My mum was a dinner lady. My dad was a joiner"

Claire Vanneck  "I lived in a women's refuge during my 20s"