Institute of Social Justice and Crime (ISJ&C)

 We are delighted to announce that a pan-University Institute of Social Justice and Crime (ISJ&C) has been established at the University of Suffolk.  

ISJ&C is an intellectual and operational vehicle at the University of Suffolk for conducting applied research in social science, humanities and its cognate fields. We are committed to the development of transformational research through which to explore new areas of enquiry from a transdisciplinary perspective to provide real life solutions to key social problems.  

To achieve this goal, we are consolidating and building on our efforts by growing our vibrant cross-disciplinary research community around one of our identified areas of distinctiveness: Social Justice and Crime.  We aim to attract and hold a greater number of research-active staff and funding within this new institute.  

As a pan-University research institute, our intention is to continue to respond to the research needs of our community. We have made great strides already in achieving this objective, and we will continue to build on our contributions to research, knowledge and practice to address pressing social problems that face our society

If you would like more information on our research or to explore collaborative opportunities, please do get in touch with the Associate Dean of Research, Dr Sarah Richards:

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Gender and Sexualities Research Interest Group

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Lucy supports the Research Directorate team at the University of Suffolk, providing administrative support for the Research Institutes and Research Institute Directors. Lucy is also the Committee Secretary for the University’s Staff Research Ethics Committee and the REF Working Gr...

Olumide is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Centre for Abuse Research at the University of Suffolk. She has a cross-disciplinary research experience straddling both economics and sociology. Her core specialisms are in applying economic and sociological methods in the fields of ...

Dr Katherine Allen is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Abuse Research (CARe) at the University of Suffolk. She has cross-disciplinary research experience in sociology, philosophy and literature, with strong research interests in sexual/gender-based violence and the evolution o...

Emma has specialised in andragogy. Emma has over seven years experience in teaching adult ESOL learners with different educational needs from different ethnic backgrounds. Emma has volunteered and worked with different ethnic minority organisations who deal with women running away f...

Dr Mark Manning is a Lecturer in Criminology within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Suffolk. Following a 32-year career in the police service within Suffolk and in London, Mark gained a BSc Degree in Criminology followed by a PhD research degree in ...

Dr Isabella Calder is currently leading on the MSc LaCE (Leadership and Custodial Environments) programme. After obtaining her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Isabella went on to become a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (CCHPR) ...

Joana Ferreira is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Abuse Research (CARe) at the University of Suffolk. Her research interests revolve mainly around violence against women, intimate partner abuse, and justice. She has an M.Phil. in Criminological Research and has recently compl...

Dr Sebastian Cordoba is a Lecturer in Psychology for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Suffolk. Sebastian is a social and LGBTQ psychologist. His areas of expertise lie in the psychology of gender and sexuality, language, and identity. Sebastian studied ...

Dr Pallawi Sinha is a Lecturer in Childhood Studies. Pallawi is passionate about building dialogue and understanding on education and childhoods, particularly in indigenous, disadvantaged and marginalised contexts; ‘other’ epistemologies; difference; ecologies of learning; the e...

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