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Zoe John

Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University

Zoe is a lecturer in Criminology in the department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Swansea University.

She received her doctorate at Cardiff University, undertaking ethnographic research on gender, violence, and embodiment in mixed martial arts (MMA). These themes are still central to Zoe's research, which has interest in the boundaries of humour and violence in interaction.

Zoe is co-founder and co-director of the new research centre, Swansea Centre of Research in Sport and Society (SCORSS), with Dr Victoria Silverwood. SCORSS centralises on topics surrounding athlete mental and physical health, including the crisis of concussion in sport.

Zoe is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University


  • 2022 
    Cardiff University , PhD