Dr. Faith Gordon is a Lecturer in Criminology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network, in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Westminster, London.
Faith previously was a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, where she taught in the areas of criminal justice, criminal law and research methods. Faith has also taught at Queen’s University and the University of Ulster in the areas of: criminal process; youth justice; media representations; crime and disorder; gender and the media. Faith was also a Research Fellow and Post-doctoral researcher working in the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative on the ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange Project entitled: Identifying and challenging the negative media representation of children and young people in Northern Ireland. Include Youth and the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative were lead partners on the project and their established working relationship was committed to knowledge and skills transfer between academic researchers and community-based practitioners.
In December 2012, Faith completed a PhD in the School of Law, Queen’s University entitled: A Critical Analysis of Print Media Representation of Children and Young People during Transition from Conflict in Northern Ireland. Faith also holds a MSSc in Criminology (with Distinction), a LL.B. Law with Politics from the School of Law, Queen’s University, and a Teacher’s Diploma in Speech and Drama from New Era Academy London. Faith’s undergraduate research project, Children’s Rights in a Media Culture, was awarded the Northern Ireland Law Society Prize.
Faith has also been a Research Assistant on a number of research projects including work for the Hillsborough Independent Panel; research on ageing prisoners; research on prisoner’s rights and she is currently working with a colleague, Dr. John Stannard, on a joint research project in the area of law and emotion. Faith was appointed in January 2015 and is an active Trustee for Headliners UK.