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Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, University of Hertfordshire

I am currently a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hertfordshire and lead the modules Understanding Crime and Deviance, Hate Crime and Discrimination, and Sociological Theories of Crime. I am also the Athena SWAN Champion and Equality and Diversity Lead for the Hertfordshire Law School. Prior to this, I have lectured in Sociology and Criminology at Brunel University, Buckinghamshire New University and the University of Greenwich.

My PhD thesis, entitled 'Body Politics: A Critical Analysis of the Sexualisation of British Popular Culture and the Rise of Lads' Mags' explored the pornification of British popular culture, analysing the feminist and post-feminist arguments surrounding this. Since then, I have had work published in Feminist Media Studies (Routledge, Taylor & Francis) entitled 'Debating the F1 grid girls: feminist tensions in British popular culture' and continue to analyse gendered representations in the media and popular culture from a critical feminist perspective.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2016–2017
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich
  • 2014–2016
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, Buckinghamshire New University
  • 2013–2014
    Associate Lecturer in Sociology, Brunel University


  • 2017 
    Brunel University, PhD Sociology and Communications
  • 2010 
    University of Southampton, MSc Sociology and Social Research
  • 2009 
    Buckinghamshire New University, BSc (Hons) Sociology


  • 2019
    Debating the F1 grid girls: feminist tensions in British popular culture, Feminist Media Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)