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
  • 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

 

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

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

 

Date


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A national approach: Foregrounding programme leadership in Scotland

Book Chapter
Caddell, M., Ellis, S., Haddow, C., & Davis, K. (2022)
A national approach: Foregrounding programme leadership in Scotland. In Supporting Course and Programme Leaders in Higher Education: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, Educational Developers and Programme Leaders. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003127413
This chapter explores programme leadership in a collaborative, multi-institutional context arguing cross-institutional connection offers programme leaders (PLs) opportunities ...

BSC Learning and Teaching Network Roundtable Studying Criminology: Students' and academic perspectives as partners

Presentation / Conference
Strudwick, K., Young, S., Dingwall, G., Haddow, C., & Wane, P. (2021, July)
BSC Learning and Teaching Network Roundtable Studying Criminology: Students' and academic perspectives as partners. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Online
This roundtable presents reflections from members of the BSC Learning and Teaching Network on current debates to meet challenges within Higher Education. The panel seeks to re...

Inter-Programme Peer Mentoring to Enhance Employability

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., & Meldrum, S. (2021, April)
Inter-Programme Peer Mentoring to Enhance Employability. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes Collaborative Cluster on Programme Leadership, Webinar
No abstract available.

A ‘Gardening Process’: Enhancing Community and Belonging at Edinburgh Napier University

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., & Brodie, J. (2020, November)
A ‘Gardening Process’: Enhancing Community and Belonging at Edinburgh Napier University. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement Themes 5th International Conference, Online
No abstract available.

A Quick Guide to Resources: Enhancing Programme Leadership

Working Paper
Caddell, M., Ellis, S., Haddow, C., & Wilder-Davis, K. (2020)
A Quick Guide to Resources: Enhancing Programme Leadership

Quick Start Card: 'Optimising the Use of Existing Evidence' - Programme Leadership In Focus

Digital Artefact
Caddell, M., Ellis, S., Haddow, C., & Wilder, K. (2019)
Quick Start Card: 'Optimising the Use of Existing Evidence' - Programme Leadership In Focus. [https://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/docs/ethemes/evidence-for-enhancement/programme-leadership-in-focus-quick-start-card.docx?sfvrsn=f705c881_4]

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

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C. (2019, September)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Paper presented at 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
No abstract available.

Who’s in charge? Programme leadership and the contested landscape of ‘excellence’ and enhancement

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Wilder, K., Caddell, M., & Ellis, S. (2019, September)
Who’s in charge? Programme leadership and the contested landscape of ‘excellence’ and enhancement. Paper presented at HEIR Network Conference, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
No abstract available.

Designing Learning Communities for All – An Overview of the QAA ‘Belonging’ Enhancement Mini Projects

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A., Brodie, J., & Haddow, C. (2019, June)
Designing Learning Communities for All – An Overview of the QAA ‘Belonging’ Enhancement Mini Projects. Paper presented at Learning & Teaching Conference, 2019, Edinburgh
This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the QAA ‘belonging’ enhancement mini-projects that have been undertaken across the University since the launch ...

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

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2019, June)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Paper presented at ERGOMAS Biennial Conference, ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
No abstract available.

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