Christine Haddow
Christine Haddow

Dr Christine Haddow

Associate Professor

Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Criminology (Learning and Teaching) and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Criminology degree at Edinburgh Napier University. In my role as Programme Leader I am responsible for enhancing the programme to deliver an excellent student experience, supporting and coordinating module leaders, strategic planning, management and review. I am currently module leader for Violence and Society, Violence and Society (Hong Kong), and Criminal Justice in Practice, and contribute to a range of other undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I am an Employability Lead for the Social Sciences Subject group. In 2018 I received an Above and Beyond ‘Inspiring Leadership’ award in relation to these roles. In 2021 I became the School Academic Lead for Curriculum Design for the School of Applied Sciences, supporting the implementation and development of the ENhance curriculum framework. In this role I continue to lead capacity building initiatives to enhance learning and teaching practice at school and university level.

I have led and contributed to a number of learning and teaching related projects and innovations. Since 2018 I have been a leader of the QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes sector cluster on Programme Leadership, and have led and presented at roundtable and webinar events, and produced outputs to support programme leaders. I also supported, and led the evaluation of, ENU’s institutional Enhancement Themes work on Community and Belonging at university and have published and presented on this work at national and international conferences. I am a member of the Centre for Higher Education Research at Edinburgh Napier University , and the British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network steering group, leading on the award of national prizes for L&T excellence. I gained HEA Fellowship in 2016 and HE Senior Fellowship in 2022.

I have extensive experience of programme development, having supported several new programmes including: MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology; BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminology; MBA (Criminal justice); MSc in Social Research. I have been external peer for several validation/revalidation events. I am currently the external examiner for London South Bank University’s suite of criminology programmes.

In my disciplinary research, I am passionate about understanding and giving a voice to the lived experiences of those with convictions. In criminology, my areas of expertise include: experiences of imprisonment; mental health; violence; masculinities; desistance; justice involved veterans. My skills and experience are in qualitative research, particularly with vulnerable populations and in institutional settings. I led 2 funded (Edinburgh Napier and Carnegie Trust) projects exploring the lived experience of veterans in custody in Scotland and have disseminated this work at international conferences, and policy and practice focused knowledge exchange events. I am an academic link in the National Veterans in Custody Support Officer network. More recently, I completed 2 funded projects (Scottish Funding Council and Criminal Justice Volunteer Sector Forum) which explored the experiences of 3rd sector criminal justice organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am currently Co-I on a funded pilot project which applies participatory action research approaches to teaching social research methods to people in custody in the Scottish Prison Service, and the RELEASE project (Chief Scientist Office funded) exploring mental health and substance use care and support after prison.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited to join Veterans Scotland: Veterans in the Criminal Justice System Working Group
  • Invited to join cluster leadership group for QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes: Sector Cluster on Enhancing Support for Programme Leaders
  • Invited to join Scottish Prison Service National Veterans in Custody Support Officer (VICSO) meetings as academic link
  • Invited to Stanley Prison, Hong Kong, for knowledge exchange about violence treatment and prevention
  • Chair: Learning and Innovation Workshop Improving Outcomes for Community Justice: Health

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Webinar Series Co-Organiser: QAA Enhancement Themes Collaborative Cluster on Programme Leadership
  • Event Coordinator and Chair: Veterans in Custody in Scotland Stakeholder Event
  • Roundtable Series Co-Organiser: QAA Enhancement Themes Collaborative Cluster on Programme Leadership
  • Chair: Violent Crime Panel, British Society of Criminology Conference

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Validation of BA Criminology, Psychology and Social Justice, External Peer, University of Roehampton/Croydon College
  • External Examiner for Criminology programme suite, London South Bank University
  • Validation of BSc (Hons) Criminology with Journalism, External Peer, London South Bank University
  • Revalidation of BSc (hons) Criminology programme suite, External Peer, London South Bank University
  • Validation of MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour, External Peer, Edgehill University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Above and Beyond Award: Inspiring Leadership
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Webinar: Australasian Services Care Network Military Transitions Seminar Series
  • Invited Panel Member: QAA Exploring Student Surveys event
  • Invited Webinar for QAA Scotland: Creating Cultures of Enhancement, Supporting Programme Leadership

 

Media Activity

  • Radio Panel Discussant: BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, 20/03/2021
  • Radio Panel Discussant: BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, 05/10/2021

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network
  • Associate Member: Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

 

Reviewing

  • Manuscript Proposal Reviewer: Routledge Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Public Mental Health
  • Journal Reviewer: Scottish Affairs
  • Journal Reviewer: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

 

Date


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Student Belonging Good Practice Guide

Report
Garden, C., Watchman Smith, N., Naughton, C., Skelton, F., Calabrese, P., Hunter, L., …Azam, F. (2024)
Student Belonging Good Practice Guide. RAISE Network (Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement
This Good Practice Guide offers a toolkit and a conversation starter for anyone working in higher education (HE) who is thinking about embarking on a student belonging project...

Building Communities and Enhancing Belonging: A Route Map for Assessment Design

Other
Haddow, C., & Brodie, J. (2023)
Building Communities and Enhancing Belonging: A Route Map for Assessment Design. [Assessment guide]
A sense of belonging to a community in HE has been linked to positive outcomes for students such as increased engagement, identity development and retention (Masika & Jones, 2...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector

Presentation / Conference
Skelton, F., & Haddow, C. (2023, September)
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Paper presented at European Society of Criminology (Eurocrim), Florence
Though the Justice Voluntary Sector (JVS) has long supported statutory organisations, recent years have seen the sector becoming enmeshed with the Criminal Justice System and ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector

Report
Skelton, F., & Haddow, C. (2022)
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum
Executive summary This report presents findings from two research projects exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on third sector justice organisations and workers in ...

Enhancing Belonging At University: Exploring Authentic Community Building

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., & Brodie, J. (2022, July)
Enhancing Belonging At University: Exploring Authentic Community Building. Paper presented at 5th International Active Learning Conference, Online
Despite a link between retention and a sense of belonging being identified in salient literature (Pedler et al., 2021), results from the UK’s National Student Survey still ind...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Justice Voluntary Sector

Presentation / Conference
Skelton, F., & Haddow, C. (2022, June)
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Surrey, UK
Third sector organisations (TSOs) have a long history of complementing work done by statutory agencies in criminal justice, to the extent that that TSOs no longer sit outside ...

Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2022, June)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier Armed Forces Day Event, Edinburgh, UK

Searching for Meaning: Exploring Community and Belonging at University

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., & Brodie, J. (2022, June)
Searching for Meaning: Exploring Community and Belonging at University. Presented at DLTE The Gathering, Edinburgh Napier University
Enhancing belonging at university has emerged as an area of thematic priority at institutional level, in academic research and for quality enhancement organisations such as Ad...

Creativity, Collaboration and Confident Change: Towards a Practical Manifesto for Programme Leadership

Presentation / Conference
Caddell, M., Davis, K., Haddow, C., & Blackwell-Young, J. (2022, June)
Creativity, Collaboration and Confident Change: Towards a Practical Manifesto for Programme Leadership. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes Conference: Resilient Learning Communities, Glasgow, UK

Engaging students in creating a curriculum framework –challenges and enablers

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Zike, J., & Le-Vaul Grimwood, M. (2022, June)
Engaging students in creating a curriculum framework –challenges and enablers. Paper presented at Advance HE Curriculum Symposium, Leeds, UK
This session reflects on the challenges of implementing a new curriculum framework during Covid 19, with a particular focus on student engagement. It asks what we have learned...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • ESRC +3 PhD Scholarship: Patient and Prisoner Experiences: Major Mental Illness and Masculinity in the Context of Violent Offending Behaviour

Current Post Grad projects