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Nicole Westmarland

Professor of Criminology, Durham University

I am a Professor of Criminology at Durham University, where I am also Director of the Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA). My research consists of around fifty research and consultancy projects in the field of men's violence against women. My books include 'Violence Against Women - Criminological Perspectives on Men's Violences' (Routledge, 2015), 'Researching Gender, Violence and Abuse' (2019) and Men's Activism to End Violence against Women (2021). I am Vice Chair of Darlington and Co. Durham Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre and a mum of two boys.


  • –present
    Professor of Criminology, Durham University


  • 2006 
    York University, PhD Social Policy and Social Work