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Teaching and research staff


Judith Aldridge
Professor of Criminology

Research specialisms: drug use, markets, and policy.


Emma Barrett
Professor of Psychology, Security and Trust

Research specialisms: betrayal, deception, credibility assessment, cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crimes and criminals, sense-making and decision-making, threats to democracy.


Rose Broad
Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: human trafficking, domestic violence, responses to violence, organised crime, the management of offenders.


Laura Bui
Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: psychological criminology, young people, violence prevention, social narratives on crime and criminality, low crime in Japan.


David Buil-Gil
Research Fellow

Research: geographic and small area estimation application in criminology, crime mapping, measurement error in criminological research, emotions about crime, perceptions about police, new methods for data collection and open data.


Julia Buxton
Professor of Criminology


Jo Deakin
Criminology Social Responsibility/Employability Lead and Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: control, 'management', inclusion/exclusion and reintegration of young people.


Tomas Diviak
Presidential Fellow


Will Floodgate
Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: drugs and addiction, sociology of crime and deviance, politics of austerity, austerity measures, the impact of the recession.


Claire Fox
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: domestic violence, disability and abuse and the complex experiences of victimisation.


Dave Gadd
Professor of Criminology

Research specialisms: criminology, domestic violence, hate crime, modern slavery, free association narrative interview.


Bill Hebenton
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: comparative research on 'national' criminologies, crime and punishment in China and the Greater China region (Taiwan), regulation of sexual offenders in the community.


Nick Lord
Reader in Criminology

Research specialisms: corporate bribery and corruption, corporate and white-collar crimes, financial and economic crimes, food frauds and crimes, regulation theory, comparative criminology.


Aisling McLaughlin
Lecturer in Criminology


Caroline Miles
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: homicide, domestic violence, serious and fatal violence towards parents, gendered violence, responses to violence, the relationship between alcohol, drugs and violence.


Jon Shute
Teaching and Learning Director and Scholarship Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: psychology and criminology, moral neutralisation theory, moral development, policy evaluation research.


Nathan Smith
Research Fellow in Psychology, Security and Trust


Reka Solymosi
Lecturer in Quantitative Methods

Research specialisms: fear of crime, new forms of data, environmental and spatial criminology.


Emily Turner 
Teaching and Scholarship Lecturer in Criminology


Marion Vannier
Lecturer in Criminology and PGT Programme Director

Research specialisms: sociology of punishment, criminal law, and human rights.


Lisa Williams
Lecturer in Criminology

Research specialisms: drug use, life course perspectives, theories of risk and visual ethnography.


Honorary staff


Stephen Collett
Honorary Reader in Criminology


Liliya Gelemerova
Honorary Senior Lecturer


Emeritus Professors

  • Rebecca Dobash
  • Russell Dobash
  • Howard Parker
  • Kenneth Pease

Departmental Administrator

Jackie O'Callaghan
Email: jacqueline.ocallaghan@manchester.ac.uk