The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities are offering a number of Tuition Fee Waivers for successful PhD applicants commencing January 2023.
We welcome applications and research proposals for PhD Criminology in the following research areas.
Please read the list of supervisor's research interests below and, if any of these areas are of interest to you, prepare your proposal using our Research Proposal Form and submit your online application following the guidelines under our How To Apply section towards the bottom of the web page.
Dr. Lucy Neville email@example.com
I am interested in supervising work that focuses on aspects of gender and sexuality. Particular areas of expertise/interest include: sex work/violence towards sex workers; domestic violence/domestic homicide; violence towards women; women’s engagement with pornography, sex, and sex work; violent crime and the impacts of austerity on responses to violent crime; and environmental crime, climate change, and environmental (in)justice and its relationships to both gender and sexuality. I am able to supervise students in both quantitative and qualitative work, as well as a variety of creative methodologies. I am also interested in supervising work that focuses on methodologies, particularly on engaging with hard to reach populations, or the nature of insider research.
Dr Ben Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ben Ellis is happy to supervise studies in the areas of fear of crime, violence, trust in the CJS, and approaches to criminology concerning a micro-sociological approach. Ben works mainly in qualitative methods and welcomes studies that follow this approach (although they do not have to exclusively). Ben would also welcome applications from those that would like to study the policy, practice, and experiences of those people working in large organisations/institutions. Ben has previously work within the police, military, and NHS on research concerning racial disproportionality and representation
Dr Emma Sleath email@example.com
Broadly interested in supervising PhDs related to sexual and/or domestic violence, specifically in relation to engagement in criminal justice processes and/or help seeking (e.g., accessing support from third sector agencies or sexual assault referral centres). This could relate to survivors’ experiences and/or criminal justice professionals. Also, research related to image-based sexual abuse (aka revenge pornography), again both experiences of victimisation and engagement with or enacting criminal justice processes.
Dr Jessica Urwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth justice is my primary area of research and I welcome students interested in this area. Specifically, my work looks at the development of youth justice systems and how justice is administered to young people. I am also interested in the mental health impact of justice system involvement, and how justice systems respond to or address mental wellbeing. Additionally I am interested in youth subculture and how young people are represented and perceived in society, and so I would also be interested in supervising students working in cultural and popular criminology.