Who We Are
Who we are
Associate Professor in Criminology
Katharine Boyd is interested in political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, and alcohol-related violence. For more information about her work, click here.
Senior Lecturer in Data Analysis, Criminology
Lewys Brace is interested in data science, extremism, terrorism, cybercrime, and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT). His research currently focuses on online extremist radicalisation and the development of computational research methods for the social sciences. For more information about his work, click here.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Abi Dymond is interested in issues around police use of force and has worked on the introduction of the new Use of Force Reporting Requirement for police forces in England and Wales. For more information about her work, click here.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Hannah Farrimond is interested in psycho-social dimensions of legal addictions, tobacco harm reduction, e-cigarettes, cessation services, stigma and public health, new health technologies, and research ethics. For more information about her work, click here.
Lecturer in Sociology
Ashley Frayling is interested in the Special Constabulary, with a further interest in evidence-led policing. For more information about her work, click here.
Professor of Political Science
Oliver James is interested in the politics of public services, citizen-provider relationships, public sector organisation and reform, executive politics and regulation of publicly owned and/or funded bodies and services. For more information about his work, click here.
Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Associate Dean (International & Development)
Iain Lang is interested in implementation science and knowledge mobilisation. For more information about his work, click here.
Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs
Brian Rappert is interested in social and ethical dilemmas associated with scientific and technical expertise, especially in areas of public controversy. For more information about his work, click here.
Associate Professor of Comparative Legal History and Human Rights
Stephen Skinner is Professor of Comparative Legal History and Legal Theory at the University of Exeter and a member of Exeter Law School’s Human Rights and Democracy Forum. Prof. Skinner is interested in the history of criminal law in early twentieth-century England and Italy, theoretical perspectives on State power and the rule of law, and how the European Convention on Human Rights regulates the State’s use of lethal force in domestic policing. For more information about his work, click here.
Kath Wilkinson is interested in evidence-based practice, adult and child mental health, children with disabilities, and implementation science. For more information about her work, click here.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Dana Wilson-Kovacs is interested in the governance and application of scientific and technological innovation and professional trajectories in policing. She is the Principal Investigator on a three years ESRC project (Sep 2018-August 2021) on the application of digital forensics in policing. For more information about her work, click here.