My doctoral research explored the theoretical, ideological and political conception of community in the crime control arena. Since then my research interests have developed around: restorative justice, power and agency, victimology and reducing re-offending. Most recently these research interests have consolidated around the victims of crime and exploitation. I am currently the Vice-Chair of a EU-funded COST Action (CA18121: Cultures of Victimology: Understanding processes of victimisation across Europe) and CI on a British Academy project called: 'Giving Victims' Voice: a strengths-based investigation into victim identities'.
I am very interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of: victimology, exploitation, contemporary slavery, reducing re-offending, restorative justice and community justice more generally
Completed PhD students:
Nicola O'Leary, (PhD Criminology) Negotiating Collective Identities: crime, the media and victim communities
Kathy Kondor (PhD Criminology), Flying the Árpád Flag: The extreme right in Hungary and the revival of the Hungarism movement
Alicia Kidd (PhD Social Justice), The Dynamics of Contemporary Slavery and Conflict: agency, asylum and accountability
Current PhD students:
Chloe Wilson (PhD Law), Human Trafficking and Restorative Justice,
Craig Barlow (PhD Criminology), Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children: prevention, prosecution and punishment
Loria-Mae Heywood (PhD Law), Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children: a comparative study of Nigeria, Albania and Vietnam
Charlotte Russell (PhD Criminology) Child trafficking and vulnerability in refugee camps
Rajib Mustofa (PhD Sociology and Social Anthropology) Exploitation and trafficking of transgender communities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.