Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow

Oona is a Lecturer in Criminology at SCCJR, University of Glasgow. She has worked as a researcher and practitioner in the field of gender based violence for over 20 years. Oona’s main research interests include rape and sexual assault, domestic abuse, criminal justice responses to sexual and domestic offences, the prevention of gender based violence, gender equality and feminism.

Oona is the founder and Coordinator of the Glasgow University Gender Based Violence Research Forum and a Coordinator of the Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network. She is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and a member of Engender, the European Network on Gender and Violence, Women Against Violence Europe, the BSC Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Group, the BSA Violence Against Women Study Group.

Her recent research has focused on:

Advocacy support for survivors of rape engaging, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system (funded by Rape Crisis Scotland and Police Scotland).

Report: http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/evaluation-of-support-to-report-pilot-advocacy-service-summary-report/

Article: Brooks, O. and Burman, M. (2017) Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 209-225. (doi:10.1177/1748895816667996) http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748895816667996

Dual reports of domestic abuse made to the police (funded by SIPR, SCCJR and SLSA).
http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/evaluation-of-support-to-report-pilot-advocacy-service-summary-report/

The apparent relationship between football and domestic abuse (funded by the Sir Stewart Halley Trust and commissioned by the Scottish Government).
Literature review: http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/football-and-domestic-abuse-a-literature-review/

Article: Brooks-Hay, O. and Lombard, N. (2018) ‘Home game’: domestic abuse and football; the role of research in policy and practice. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, (Accepted for Publication)

Oona is the founder and Coordinator of the Glasgow University Gender Based Violence Research Forum and a Coordinator of the Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network. She is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and a member of Engender, the European Network on Gender and Violence, Women Against Violence Europe, the BSC Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Group, the BSA Violence Against Women Study Group.

Oona was awarded the Inaugural Corinna Seith Prize for best paper by Women Against Violence Europe.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow