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Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow

Oona is a Senior 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 publications include:

Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and Bradley, L. (2020) Domestic abuse and sexual violence: the responses and realities provoked by COVID-19. SCCJR Blog Series, 12 May 2020.

Brooks-Hay, O. (2020) Doing the “right thing”? Understanding why rape victim-survivors report to the police. Feminist Criminology, 15(2), pp. 174-195. (doi: 10.1177/1557085119859079)

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. and Bradley, L. (2019) Justice Journeys: Informing Policy and Practice Through Lived Experience of Victim-Survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assault. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow

Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (Eds.) (2018) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780460598

Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Aligning policy and law? The creation of a domestic abuse offence incorporating coercive control. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(1), pp. 67-83. (doi:10.1177/1748895817752223)

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, 2(1), pp. 93-108. (doi:10.1332/239868018X15155986580769

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)


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Glasgow