Christine Haddow

Christine Haddow

Dr Christine Haddow

Lecturer

Biography

I am a lecturer in Criminology 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.

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. I am a member of the Edinburgh Napier Learning and Teaching Network, and the British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network. I gained HEA Fellowship in 2016 and am currently pursuing Senior Fellowship.

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). 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 have recently completed 2 funded projects (PI) 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. 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 an SFC funded project which explores the experiences of 3rd sector criminal justice organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before joining Edinburgh Napier in 2015 I completed an LLB (Hons), MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. My doctoral research, completed in 2013, explored the relationship between mental disorder, masculinity and violence through qualitative interviews with men in medium secure forensic care and prison. Between 2013 and 2015 I was a lecturer in Applied Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University. During this time I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (HE).

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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

 

Conference 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 MSc Applied Management of Offending Behaviour, External Peer, Edgehill University
  • Revalidation of BSc (hons) Criminology programme suite, External Peer, London South Bank University
  • Validation of BSc (Hons) Criminology with Journalism, External Peer, London South Bank University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 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

 

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


19 results

Identity, Shame and Pride: Exploring Desistance for Ex-Military Personnel in Custody in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C. (2018, July)
Identity, Shame and Pride: Exploring Desistance for Ex-Military Personnel in Custody in Scotland. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference

Exploring opportunities for desistance from crime for ex-Military personnel in custody in the Scottish Prison Service

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C. (2018, March)
Exploring opportunities for desistance from crime for ex-Military personnel in custody in the Scottish Prison Service. Paper presented at Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness international conference

Power and research: a qualitative approach to understanding the relationship between major mental illness, masculinity and violence

Digital Artefact
Haddow, C. (2018)
Power and research: a qualitative approach to understanding the relationship between major mental illness, masculinity and violence. [Sage Research Methods Case Study]
This case study reflects on research which explored the relationship between major mental illness and masculinity in the context of violent offending behavior. Studies which e...

Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability

Journal Article
Hallenberg, K. M., & Haddow, C. (2016)
Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability. Law Teacher, 50(3), 352-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2016.1262985
The potential of higher education in advancing sustainability has been widely accepted and even partly realised, although a wholesale reorientation of core activities and curr...

Beyond Major Mental Illness: Comparing the Life Histories of Patients and Prisoners

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C. (2016, July)
Beyond Major Mental Illness: Comparing the Life Histories of Patients and Prisoners. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Major mental illness is often perceived to be the cause of and solution to violence by mentally disordered individuals. In spite of this, much research has demonstrated the li...

An exploration of the impact of embedding ESD in the criminological curriculum

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., & Hallenberg, K. (2016, January)
An exploration of the impact of embedding ESD in the criminological curriculum. Paper presented at Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
Purpose The spark for the project was of personal and professional nature for myself and my former colleague Dr Katja Hallenberg. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) “...

Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Report for the Scottish Prison Service

Report
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2021)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Report for the Scottish Prison Service. Carnegie Trust/Scottish Prison Service

Veterans in Custody in Scotland: Research Report

Report
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2018)
Veterans in Custody in Scotland: Research Report. Edinburgh Napier University/Scottish Prison Service

The Challenge of Community and Belonging: In-Depth Evaluation for QAA Scotland

Report
Haddow, C., & Brodie, J. (2020)
The Challenge of Community and Belonging: In-Depth Evaluation for QAA Scotland. QAA Scotland/Edinburgh Napier University

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