Research Fellow, Monash University
Fabian has a PhD in Sociology from Monash University. His thesis explored the governance of academic workers in Australian universities and the career narratives that they develop through their work. He has published on the political economy of higher education, work/life balance in academia and the culture of creative workers. He has also conducted research into the broader production of culture and heritage in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and co-convenor of the Work, Labour & Economy Thematic Group.
Lecturer in the Political Economy of Organisation, University of Leicester
I joined the School of Management in February 2012. Between 2012-2014 I left Leicester to work at the University of Potsdam, Germany, on a two-year Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship. The research grant enabled me to conduct a comparative case study of three global destinations of tourism in areas of urban poverty. I came back to Leicester on a full-time lectureship in September 2014 where I am teaching on the undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and PhD programmes with a focus on qualitative research methods and the sociology of organisation.
Previously I was a lecturer at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England (UWE), where I taught on the tourism and enterprise undergraduate programmes and on the MBA. I am a Senior Research Associate of the University of Johannesburg and a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds Metropolitan University. I have an MSc in Political Sciences from Freie Universität Berlin and a PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University.
My research interests converge at the intersections of mobility, organisation and politics. In this context I consider the role of transnational mobilities, from activists to tourists, in the formation of a global social question with a focus on the way slums are becoming destinations of a range of better-off travellers, in solidarity and volunteer travel and in slum tourism. This is also the topic of most recent book ‚Slumming It‘ (Zed Books 2016).
In 2012 I received a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellowship from the EU for a two-year research project on slum tourism, conducted at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The project website is www.qualpot.eu. Prior to this I won an early career grant from the University of the West of England to study tourism in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas and to initiate the foundation of a slum tourism research network. I co-organised the first conference in this field of research in December 2010 at UWE. This led to the publication of a special issue on slum tourism in the journal tourism geographies and a book I edited on the same topic. In May 2014 I hosted the second slum tourism network conference in Potsdam and I am co-editor of two special issues emerging from the conference publications. More information on the slum tourism research network can be found on its webpage www.slumtourism.net
In my second empirical research field I study the ways in which social movements organise themselves in response to place and space with a particular interest in the organisational form of the protest camp. In 2013 I published a book on protest camps as an organisational form (with Zed books) in collaboration with Anna Feigenbaum (Bournemouth University) and Patrick McCurdy (Ottawa University). I have taken part in the foundation of the protest camp research network. In the framework of the network, I am currently co-editing a book on case studies of protest camps across the world (forthcoming with Policy Press in 2017). I am also one of the founders of the protest camp research collective.
I have previously worked in an ESRC research project on Alternative Media Organisation in the 'Global South' (RES-155-25-0029).
Earlier work includes the foundation in 2003 of a research think tank, the Institute of Nomadology (InNo) in Berlin.
enseignant-chercheur en Etudes Italiennes (poésie, prose et cinéma de l'Italie - XIX-XXème s.), Université Savoie Mont Blanc
Fabrice De Poli est Maître de Conférences en Etudes italiennes au département LEA (Langues Etrangères Appliquées) de l’Université Savoie Mont Blanc. Sa recherche, portant sur la littérature (poésie et prose) dans l’Italie de l’ère contemporaine (de 1789 à nos jours) et, plus ponctuellement, le cinéma italien, se décline en trois axes principaux : « Les transfigurations de l’Histoire et de la politique », axe dans lequel il travaille sur le conditionnement d’une inspiration créatrice par son contexte historique (sociétal, politique et idéologique) ; « La condition moderne à l’ère de la sécularisation », où il analyse les répercussions de la sécularisation dans la création italienne ; « Filiations et intertextualité », axe de recherche centré sur la mise en lumière et l’analyse de filiations entre poètes italiens ou entre poètes français et italiens dans le but de mettre au jour le dialogue fécond, sur le plan artistique et moral, entre un poète et ses aînés.
Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Current teaching areas
Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods
Economic growth and macroeconomics
The macroeconomics of natural resource abundance
Macroeconomic analysis of aid for health
The economics of civil conflict and post-conflict countries
Panel models and systems of equations
Postdoctoral Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development, Institute of Development Studies
Fabrizio is a Postdoctoral Fellow at IDS working with the International Centre for Tax and Development. He completed his doctorate in Economics at the University of Sussex.
He also works as an external consultant for the University of Sussex and the Danish Refugee Council. Prior to joining IDS, Fabrizio worked as a Research Associate at Innovations for Poverty Action in Myanmar, as a Trainee at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and with BRAC in Uganda.
He has field experience in Rwanda and Swaziland. His main area of work is taxation and public finance, with a strong focus on evaluation of public policy and data analysis.
Assistant Professor, Critical Disability Studies, Carleton University
I am a critical disability studies scholar who draws on feminist new materialism to examine disabled and mad students' experiences in higher education. My scholarly contributions lie at the theoretical and pedagogical intersections of disability, mad, and fat studies and include socio-historical examinations that surface the interconnections of colonialism, racism, ableism, sanism, and queer- and transphobia. I have published scholarly articles on disability-related issues in higher education, on Canadian disability history, and on community-based learning. I am an assistant professor at the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies at Carleton University. I conduct this research diversely-positioned as a disabled, fat, POC, immigrant and settler who is living, working and creating on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology, Flinders University
Dr. Fairley Le Moal is a Researcher in Sociology, working in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Flinders University, and a member of the Centre Max Weber UMR5283 (France).
Fairley has defended her PhD in Sociology and Anthropology in October 2022, graduating from Flinders University and from the University Lumiere Lyon 2. Her thesis focuses on the work of ‘feeding the family’, in France and in Australia, and she adopted an ethnographic approach, visiting families in their homes for observations.
She investigate more particularly the practices and experiences of family mealtimes in middle and upper-class households, looking into food socialisations, family relationships, emotion management and power dynamics. Her results shed light on the work of everyday family mealtimes, and the contradictory imperatives family members face – particularly mothers – when it comes to eating together and maintaining health within the family, which end up reproducing gender inequalities at home.
Professor of Epidemiology, Tufts University
Dr. Fang Fang Zhang is a nutritional epidemiologist with expertise in assessing dietary intake patterns, trends, and disparities in the population, and conducting observational studies and clinical trials to investigate the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and control. She has led pioneering work that assessed dietary intake in adult survivors of childhood cancer and its associations with treatment exposure, chronic health conditions, and quality of life. Following her study that identified adult cancer survivors in the US have poor diet quality, she builds partnerships with key stakeholders in learning about the complex web of factors that influence the dietary intake patterns of cancer survivors.
Dr. Zhang is committed to translating scientific evidence into programs, practices, and policies. She has developed a web-based intervention program that helps parents transition family into healthy eating soon after the child completes active cancer treatment, and is working on food is medicine interventions that integrate food and nutrition into oncology care through prescription of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for vulnerable patients with lung cancer.
Dr. Zhang’s research interests also include quantifying preventable cancer burden associated with suboptimal diet, assessing the cost-effectiveness of population strategies to improve diet and reduce cancer burden and disparities in the US, and evaluating the health, environmental, economic, and social impact of sustainable diet. Dr. Zhang’s work has been highlighted in the NIH Director’s Blog and NIH Research Matters.
Dr. Zhang received her PhD with distinction in Epidemiology from Columbia University and MD from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College. She is a recipient of the Eileen O'Neil Citation for Excellence in Teaching and an inaugural recipient of the Miriam E. Nelson Tisch Faculty Fellow from Tufts University.
Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington
Wang's primary research focuses on comprehending the linguistic aspects involved in the operations of romance fraudsters. Additionally, She investigates the risk and protective factors associated with individuals who fall victim to romance fraud, aiming to enhance awareness and safeguard potential victims from harm in the future. She adopts an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing a comparative perspective. Wang's research interests encompass not only online romance scam but a wider range of online deceptions.
Maîtresse de conférences de sociologie, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Innovations Sociétales (LIRIS), Université Rennes 2
Researcher, Australian Catholic University
I have completed my first PhD from Western Sydney University. Currently I'm undertaking my second PhD at Australian Catholic University, focusing on migrant Muslim women and spousal financial abuse. My research interests lie on the intersections of gender with theology, history, migration, and culture.
Senior Lecturer in Law, London South Bank University
Dr. Farnush Ghadery is a Senior Lecturer in Law whose research is situated at the intersection of feminist theory and international law, with a particular interest in women's rights movements in the Global South. Farnush is a frequent guest lecturer at different institutions, including King's College London, McGill University, and Riara University Nairobi. She is a co-founder of the Feminist TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) Collective and a member of the Editorial Board of the Feminist Legal Studies journal.
PhD Researcher in Architecture, University of Sheffield
I am a PhD candidate at Sheffield school of architecture interested in exploring the social role of architecture, and the impact of the built environment on communities’ performance. I hold a Master of Arts in Architectural Design from Sheffield School of Architecture. I worked in practice for several years in Algeria and gained decent experience in academia when working in Saudi Arabia as a researcher/consultant for the Institute of Pilgrimage research at Um Al-Qura University. After years of studies and work experience, I launched my PhD research to investigate the Muslims participation in architecture and urban projects in Britain, and the impact of community cohesion and integration policies on their participation.
Research scientist, School of Human Nutrition, McGill University
Farzaneh is a recent Ph.D. from the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University, affiliated with McGill's Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security. Farzaneh has over a decade of national and international academic research and professional experience in public health nutrition and food security in Uganda, Malawi, Canada, and Iran. Her doctoral research investigated the intersections between food security, women's empowerment, equity, and policy using a gender lens in Uganda. She has also collaborated with Food Secure Canada as a research consultant. Her research has been published and presented at various national and international conferences. Farzaneh's research interests include equitable food systems, community-based approaches, intersectionality and equity-centred analysis, gender, and science communication.
Professor in Data Science applied to the Environment and Environmental Health, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Les intérêts de recherche du professeur Chebana portent principalement sur la science des données, en mettant l’accent sur les applications en environnement et en santé environnementale. Son expertise se situe dans une grande variété de recherches interdisciplinaires avec des approches de science des données (y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, l’hydrologie, les sciences de l’eau, la climatologie, l’épidémiologie climatique, les effets du changement climatique). Il s’intéresse au développement de nouvelles méthodologies de science des données, ainsi qu’à l’adaptation ou à l’application d’approches récentes/avancées.
Directrice du Centre de recherche et documentation du Senegal (CRDS), Université Gaston Berger
Ms. Fatima Fall NIANG has been a specialist in preventive conservation and manager of model cultural institutions at the Centre de Recherche et de Documentation du Sénégal, an institute of the Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis. She has worked there for 29 years (13 years at the museum and 16 years as the Center's director).
From 2000-2001, she was a consultant for WAMP in the program entitled: "Identification, Classification, Preservation, Interpretation of Photographic Collections in Museums and Archives in West Africa" funded by the Getty Grant Program, USA.
She was a member of the team that put together the file for the inscription of the Island of Saint-Louis on the World Heritage List, the inventory that followed and all the issues of conservation, safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage and tourism in the northern zone. Since 2009, Mrs. NIANG is a member of the steering committee of the Tourism Development Program.
Since 1999, she has been involved in university courses at EPA. Since 2011, she teaches in the Professional Master in Tourism in LSH; from 2008 to 2012, she coordinated the model for the opening of the MDP section of the UFR CRAC at the UGB; From 2011-2012, she was a member of the design team of the model: "management and conservation of heritage" developed by the UEMOA out of 22 courses planned in the area. In 2017, she was co-opted as a member of the International Scientific Committee of the Amadou Mahtar MBOW University, in Diamniadio.
She is a UNESCO expert-referent for intangible heritage where she coordinated the registration file of the element "Ceebu jën" on the World Heritage List of Humanity, December 15, 2021. She is co-author of a book entitled: "Ceebu Jën, a Senegalese heritage" published on December 2, 2021.
Mrs. NIANG is a member of ICOMOS and ICOM of which she has been the head of the national committee since 2017.
She was decorated Knight in the Order of Academic Palms by France in March 2002 and in the National Order of Merit of Senegal in February 2020.
Fatima Bhoola lectures Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she obtained her MCom (Economics) degree in 2010. Her areas of interest include monetary policy, exchange rate volatility and economic growth. Published work includes studies on the determinants of output growth volatility in South Africa. She has also contributed book chapters pertaining to South Africa’s Financial and Labour markets. She is a passionate educator with a keen interest in learning and teaching.
Professor of Environmental Science, American University of Sharjah
Dr. Samara completed her post-doctoral work at the Environmental Protection Agency Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD); National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. She is the Co-Chair of the UAE Climate Change Research Network, established by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, which aims to facilitate dissemination of knowledge and advance development of research collaborations. Her research work aims to solve local environmental problems related to environmental quality, toxicity assessments, and waste to energy.
Professor, Human and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University
Fay Short is a Professor in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She is also a qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Having previously worked as Director of Teaching and Learning for the College of Human Sciences, her current professional roles include Course Director for the MSc in Counselling and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Employability at Bangor University.
After the completion of her award-winning PhD in body representation, Fay began to expand her research interests to explore the interaction between psychotherapy and education. She has completed two PGCert qualifications in teaching and a Masters in Education Studies focusing on the applications of psychotherapy in learning environments, alongside additional TEFL and Learning Coach training. She is a member of the Bangor Academy of Teaching Fellows and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and her teaching excellence has been recognised in a highly prestigious National Teaching Fellowship award.
In her therapeutic work, Fay is an accredited hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, and advanced practitioner of REBT, and she has published a textbook exploring Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Alongside this work, Fay supports academics and professionals across different fields following her training in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. She has also worked in the field of law following her Masters in Law and Criminology, and her psychology of abuse training has been delivered to crime investigators and police officers across the UK.
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, University of Nottingham
Researcher in Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Felipe Antunes de Oliveira is a Doctoral Researcher and an Associate Tutor in the Department of International Relations of the University of Sussex. He is also a professional diplomat of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.
His interest areas include Global Political Economy, Marxist Theories of International Relations, Dependency Theories and Uneven and Combined Development. He is specialised in Latin American contemporary political economy.
His current research compares neoliberalism and neodevelopmentalism in Brasil and Argentina.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University
Femke is a social scientist working in the field of disaster and humanitarian studies. She specialises in knowledge management for disaster mitigation, response and recovery – with a special focus on localised, participatory and inclusive approaches. She has a university teaching qualification (UTQ).
Femke has a background in organisation sciences and social anthropology. Her research focuses on knowledge management (KM) in disaster and humanitarian settings.
To date, she has studied disaster KM in the context of earthquakes, climate change, global health (esp. HIV/AIDS), conflict and displacement. She is trained and experienced in both qualitative and quantitative social research methods.
Femke has over 15 years of experience in programme management and policy research for government and global NGOs.
Spanish (professional working proficiency)
Sociology of disasters
PG Dip Social Research Methods, The Open University
MA Social Anthropology, SOAS University of London
BA International Development and History, SOAS University of London
Memberships, editorial boards
Advisory Board Member, DATAWAR project, Sciences Po Lille, France
Member, International Humanitarian Studies Association, International Institute of Social Sciences, the Netherlands
Guest editor, Emerging voices and pathways to inclusive disaster studies, Disaster Prevention and Management (2022) 31(1-2).
Professor of Neurology, Gov. Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research, UMass Chan Medical School
Dr. Gao is currently the Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research and Professor of Neurology at the UMass Chan Medical school. He received his PhD degree from Duke University and did postdoctoral trainings at UCL and UCSF. He started his own lab at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease at UCSF in 2000 and moved to UMass Chan in 2010. Dr. Gao received a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the NINDS/NIH and a McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award from the McKnight Foundation. He was also a Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience and a Klingenstein Fellow in Neuroscience.
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada
I have worked in education for over 15 years, in the capacity of teaching, student services, leadership and research in K-12 and higher education. Currently I am a full-time PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at York University. My research interests are in engineering ethics education, philosophy of technology and ethics as pedagogy. My PhD research is tied to a cross-institutional research project with researchers from the University of Manitoba, University of Waterloo, Memorial University and York University. We are investigating technological stewardship and pedagogy within and beyond the Technological Stewardship Practice Program which was launched by the Engineering Change Lab and MaRS Discovery District. Additionally, I teach a first year engineering ethics, creative problem solving and communications course at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, and I sit on the Joint APPRC-ASCP Task Force on the Future of Pedagogy at York University. Prior to beginning my PhD, I was a Senior Manager, Education Planning and Development at Toronto Metropolitan University where I led culture change related to advancing pedagogy and ethics in engineering education.
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Feng Wang in an expert on Chinese demographics and professor of sociology at University of California, Irvine. His research interests: include comparative demographic, economic, and social processes; social inequality in state socialisms and contemporary Chinese society.
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Antwerp
Fergus O'Leary Simpson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp’s Institute of Development Policy (IOB). His research looks at the intersection of environmental conservation, various forms of extraction and violent conflict in eastern DRC’s South Kivu Province. He obtained a PhD from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, which is part of Erasmus University.
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Fernando Luiz Lara is a Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). Prof. Lara's interests revolve around Latin American 20th century architecture with emphasis on the dissemination of its values beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries. His PhD dissertation on this topic was expanded into a book: The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil, published in 2008 by the University Press of Florida. In his several articles Prof. Lara has discussed the modern and the contemporary Brazilian architecture, its meaning, context and social-economic insertion. His latest publications look at the modernist vocabulary and spatiality being appropriated by the humblest favela dwellers.
A member of the Brazilian Institute of Architects and the Brazilian DOCOMOMO, Lara has also been active in his native country as a critic, researcher and educator. A licensed architect in Brazil, Lara has designed many structures, alone or in partnership with others. His current interest in the favelas has turned into opportunities to engage with public policy at the municipal level as well as collaborations with local firms designing public spaces in informal settlements. In 2005 he founded Studio Toró, a non-profit devoted to the challenges of water conservation and urban flooding in Latin America.
At the University of Texas at Austin Fernando Lara teaches seminars on 20th century Latin American architecture and urbanism, as well as studios related to the continent's current urban challenges.
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University
I am an archaeologist specialising in the prehistory of Britain and Ireland. I trained as an archaeologist at Cardiff University, completing my PhD at the university, focusing on the rock art of the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in Co. Meath, Ireland, and then broadening my research interests to include the subject of worldview; studying shamanism, totemism and animism.
As part of my PhD in 2008, my research took me to South America, where I worked closely with the Shipibo tribe, the indigenous people along the Ucayali River in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. My rock art research took me to Namibia in 2017, when I worked with the archaeology department at the University of Namibia, Windhoek.
I joined Cadw in 2011, the historic environment service for the Welsh Government, to work as a community archaeologist in the south Wales area. Currently, I oversee the public programmes for Cadw, across 130 sites in Wales.
I co-direct a public archaeology project in the multi-period landscape around the important site of Bryn Celli Ddu Neolithic passage tomb, on the island of Anglesey.
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature, SOAS, University of London
Filippo Cervelli received his PhD in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, and is currently Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature at SOAS University of London. Broadly speaking, his research focuses on representations of individual and social crises across modern and contemporary Japanese literature and popular culture. He has written on the fiction of Takahashi Gen’ichirō, Abe Kazushige, on post-Fukushima literature, on manga, and on animation. He recently co-edited the interdisciplinary special issue The Lonely Nerd (2022), on representations of nerds and loneliness, for the journal Exchanges. He is currently exploring narrations of space and peripheral realities in modern Japanese literature; on the popular culture side, he is focusing on the works of Hosoda Mamoru.
Research Fellow, Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney
Fiona is currently employed as a Research Fellow at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research and at James Cook University, as well as undertaking consultancies for government and non-government organisations.
As Research Fellow at Jumbunna, Fiona is Senior Researcher for a First Nations Access to Justice project aimed at improving First Nations civil/family law access to justice. This project seeks to better understand how First Nations peoples define access to justice (as processes and outcomes) in the areas of tenancy, consumer/credit and debt, social security, child protection and discrimination.
Fiona has explored access to justice in other recent projects. She has completed an evaluation of an initiative for NT Legal Aid which employs social workers alongside lawyers to meet psychosocial needs of those caught up in the justice or child protection systems. She has also recently completed a 2-year evaluation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Justice Partnership based in Cairns and a report on First Nations civil and criminal law access to justice issues in the Barkly region of the NT.
Fiona was lead investigator on the NT and QLD pilots of justice reinvestment (JR). JR is a framework that uses community development approaches to reduce incarceration, with some focus in Australia on Indigenous incarceration (and strengthening Indigenous self-determination as a response to this incarceration). She is currently working as JR data and research consultant with Just Reinvest NSW in Moree and Mt Druitt. Fiona current chairs Justice Reinvestment Network Australia, a network bringing together communities implementing JR and their supporters, as well as academic and government advocates of JR.
Fiona has worked from early 2011 at JCU. She was a Senior Researcher within the Justice and Social Inclusion Unit at the Cairns Institute, JCU for the Indigenous Legal Needs Project (ILNP). The ILNP, an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, was the first comprehensive exploration of the civil and family law needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nationally. Fiona also taught human rights and related subjects to staff of Papua New Guinea’s Department of Justice at JCU. Since 2017 Fiona has been working on place-based collective impact project focused on improving outcomes for children (0-12) in the southern corridor of Cairns. This project has been funded by Mission Australia.
Prior to working at JCU, Fiona taught legal studies at Tranby Aboriginal College in Sydney and worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission as a conciliator of race and human rights complaints. She has also worked at Community Legal Centres in the NT and NSW as a generalist solicitor and a family violence and Aboriginal outreach solicitor.
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney. Passionate about local food systems, community engagement and interdisciplinary research.
Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University
Professor of Criminology, University of South Wales
Fiona Brookman is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Wales, UK. She received her PhD from Cardiff University in 2000. She conducts research mainly in the areas of policing, violence and homicide. She is also interested in narrative and visual criminology. She has extensive experience of conducting in-depth interviews with violent offenders as well as with detectives and forensic scientists. She has undertaken ethnographic research of homicide investigation in the UK and US, which has included spending hundreds of hours shadowing homicide detectives, and following cases from crime scene to court.
Fiona has over 80 publications including those in international journals and numerous chapters in edited collections, including The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making (Oxford: 2017), In Their Own Words (Oxford: 2013) and Narrative Criminology (New York: 2015). She is lead editor of the Handbook of Homicide (Wiley: 2017) and author of Understanding Homicide (Sage: 2022) (2nd edition).
Fiona is Director of the Criminal Investigation Research Network (https://criminology.research.southwales.ac.uk/cirn/). CIRN aims to advance knowledge on the theory and practice of major crime investigation. The network brings together leading academics from around the world with expertise in major crime investigation and senior investigating officers and practitioners at the forefront of developing practice and strategy. Fiona is a member of a Home Office Expert Advisory Panel on Serious Violence Policy and Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Criminal Justice.