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Staff categories 

A full list of staff categories at Birkbeck's Department of Criminology.

Executive Dean (School of Law)

Head of department 



Academic staff 

  • Dr Bina Bhardwa ICPR Research Fellow
  • Dr Monish Bhatia (On sabbatical Term 1) Lecturer in Criminology, Programme Director Cert HE Criminology (Terms 2 and 3), Criminology Exams Officer (Terms 2 & 3)
  • Dr Aviah Day Lecturer in Criminology, Programme Director BSc Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Dr Rachael Dobson Lecturer in Criminology, Co-Director Postgraduate Research, Programme Director CertHE Criminology (Term 1), Criminology Careers & Internships Coordinator
  • Professor Jessica Jacobson Professor of Criminal Justice, Director of ICPR, Acting Assistant Dean for Research (Term 2)
  • Dr Amy Kirby Lecturer in Criminology, Director and Admissions Tutor LLM/MA Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 
  • Dr Sarah Lamble Reader in Criminology and Queer Theory, Acting Head of Department (Term 3)
  • Dr Megan McElhone Lecturer in Criminology, Programme Director BSc Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Dr Tanya Serisier Assistant Dean for Equalities, Programme Director and Admissions Tutor MSc Criminology
  • Paul Turnbull Senior (On sabbatical Term 3) Research Fellow, Assistant Dean for Criminology
  • Dr Sappho Xenakis (On sabbatical Term 2) Reader in Criminology, Assistant Dean for Research, AHRC CHASE Coordinator (Term 1), Convenor of Criminology Seminar Series

Teaching and Scholarship STAFF

Emeritus professors

  • Professor Mike Hough (ICPR): Mike Hough is Emeritus Professor at the School of Law and a member of the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR), which he founded and directed until his retirement in 2016. Mike’s research interests include: procedural justice theory; public perceptions of crime and punishment; crime measurement and crime trends; and sentencing. He has around 300 publications. He was President of the British Society of Criminology from 2008 until 2011. In 2020, Mike was awarded the ESC European Criminology Award which recognises the lifetime contribution of a European criminologist. 
  • Find out more about Mike’s work and his publications.
  • Professor Les Moran: Professor Moran joined the School of Law in 1998 and was head of the school from 2002 to 2005. He has written and researched extensively on matters relating to sexuality and law, criminal justice - with particular reference to hate crime - law and visual culture and the judiciary. Professor Moran is a member of several editorial boards including Law and Society Review, Law and Critique, Liverpool Law Review and the Macquarie Law Journal, and is principle investigator on the Judicial Images Network.
  • Take a look at Les Moran's publications

Visiting and Honorary staff