Staff profiles


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Dr Amber Phillips


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.

Dr Andrew Stafford


I am a criminologist interested in policing, procedural justice and evidence-based approaches to crime reduction and community safety.

Dr Brian Frederick


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).

Dr Demelza Jones


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 Jane Monckton Smith


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


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

Dr Louise Livesey


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 Rachel Bennett


I am a Lecturer in Human Geography, specialising in quantitative methods and population health and ageing.

Dr Sam Scott


I am a human geographer who specialises in population geography and international migration. My teaching draws heavily on research I have carried out looking at low-wage migrant workers in the UK and skilled British expatriates overseas.

Dr. Jonathan Hobson


I am a Political Sociologist by training, teaching across Sociology and Criminology. I specialise in issues around Democracy, understanding genocide, supported housing and Restorative Justice.

Dr. Kenny Lynch


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.