Dr Oona Brooks-Hay
Oona is a Lecturer in Criminology at SCCJR, University of Glasgow. She has worked as a researcher and practitioner in the field of gender based violence for over 20 years. Oona’s main research interests include rape and sexual assault, domestic abuse, criminal justice responses to sexual and domestic offences, the prevention of gender based violence, gender equality and feminism.
Her recent research has focused on:
- Advocacy support for survivors of rape engaging, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system (funded by Rape Crisis Scotland and Police Scotland).
Article: Brooks, O. and Burman, M. (2017) Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 209-225. (doi:10.1177/1748895816667996) http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748895816667996
- Dual reports of domestic abuse made to the police (funded by SIPR, SCCJR and SLSA).
- The apparent relationship between football and domestic abuse (funded by the Sir Stewart Halley Trust and commissioned by the Scottish Government).
Article: Brooks-Hay, O. and Lombard, N. (2018) ‘Home game’: domestic abuse and football; the role of research in policy and practice. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, (Accepted for Publication)
Oona is the founder and Coordinator of the Glasgow University Gender Based Violence Research Forum (https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/groups/genderbasedviolenceresearchforum/) and a Coordinator of the Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network. She is also an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and a member of Engender, the European Network on Gender and Violence, Women Against Violence Europe, the BSC Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Group, the BSA Violence Against Women Study Group.
Oona was awarded the Inaugural Corinna Seith Prize for best paper by Women Against Violence Europe. https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/news/archive/2013-14/headline_290476_en.html
Current PhD Students:
Emma Forbes: The Challenge of Criminalisation: Perception and Reality for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Jennifer Glinski: ‘Careful calculus’ in its structural and policy context: what does it cost to leave an abusive relationship?
Stuart Milne: LGBT Hate Crime in Scotland; an Exploration of the Lived Experiences of the Victim and Offender
Brooks-Hay, O. and Lombard, N. (2018) ‘Home game’: domestic abuse and football; the role of research in policy and practice.Journal of Gender-Based Violence, (Accepted for Publication)
Brooks, O. and Burman, M. (2017) Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process.Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 209-225.(doi:10.1177/1748895816667996)
Brooks, O. (2014) Interpreting young women’s accounts of drink spiking: the need for a gendered understanding of the fear and reality of sexual violence.Sociology, 48 (2). pp. 300-316. ISSN 0038-0385 (doi:10.1177/0038038512475108)
Brooks, O. (2011) ‘Guys! Stop doing it!’: young women’s adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs and clubs.British Journal of Criminology, 51 (4). pp. 635-651. ISSN 0007-0955 (doi:10.1093/bjc/azr011)
MacAskill, S., Parkes, T., Brooks, O., Graham, L., McAuley, A., and Brown, A. (2011) Assessment of alcohol problems using AUDIT in a prison setting: more than an ‘aye or no’ question.BMC Public Health, 11 (1). p. 865. ISSN 1471-2458 (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-865)
Hastings, G., Brooks, O., Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T., and Farrell, T. (2010) Failure of self regulation of UK alcohol advertising.British Medical Journal, 340 . b5650. ISSN 0959-535X (doi:10.1136/bmj.b5650)
Brooks, O. (2008) Consuming alcohol in bars, pubs and clubs: a risky freedom for young women?Annals of Leisure Research, 11 (3-4). pp. 331-350. ISSN 1174-5398 (doi:10.1080/11745398.2008.9686801)
Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (Eds.) (2018) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices.Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780460598 (In Press)
Brooks, O. (2017) ‘Guys! Stop doing it!’: Young women’s adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs, clubs and implications for future campaigns. In: Lombard, N. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge. ISBN 9781472483515
Brooks, O. (2014) The interplay between power and reflexivity in the feminist research process. In: Lumsden, N. and Winter, A. (eds.) Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerless and the Powerful. Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press)
Brooks, O. (2013) Gendered freedoms and constraints for young women socialising in bars and clubs. In: Blackshaw, T. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies. Routledge, pp. 243-256. ISBN 9780415697170
Research Report or Paper
Brooks, O. and Kyle, D. (2015) Dual Reports Of Domestic Abuse Made To The Police In Scotland: A Summary Of Findings From A Pilot Research Study. Project Report. Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Dundee.
Brooks, O., Burman, M. and Kyle, D. (2015) Evaluation of Support to Report Pilot Advocacy Service: Summary Report. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow.
Brooks, O., Burman, M., Lombard, N., McIvor, G., Stevenson-Hasgings, L. and Kyle, D. (2014) Violence Against Women: Effective Interventions and Practices with Perpetrators: A Literature Review.Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.
Crowley, A., Brooks, O., and Lombard, N. (2014) Football and Domestic Abuse: A Literature Review. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. SCCJR Research Report No. 06/2014.
Brooks, O (2014) ‘Rising rape figures in Scotland could actually be a step forward’. The Conversation, 14 July 2014.
Brooks, O., Burman, M., Lombard, N., McIvor, G., Stevenson-Hasgings, L., and Kyle, D. (2014) Violence Against Women: Effective Interventions and Practices with Perpetrators: A Literature Review. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.
McFeely, C., Whiting, N., Lombard, N., Brooks, O., Burman, M., and McGowan, M. (2013) Domestic abuse and gender inequality: an overview of the current debate. Other. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Parkes, T. et al. (2011) An Evaluation to Assess the Implementation of NHS Delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O., Heim, D., Forsyth, A., and Punch, S. (2010) Pre-teens Learning About Alcohol: Drinking and Family Contexts. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.
Parkes, T., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O., Atherton, I., Jepson, R., Doi, L., McGhee, S., and Eadie, D. (2010) Prison Health Needs Assessment for Alcohol Problems. Other. NHS Health Scotland.
Brooks, O. (2010) Routes to Magic: The Alcoholic Beverage Industry’s Use of New Media in Alcohol Marketing. Other. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Edinburgh, UK.
Hastings, G., Brooks, O., Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T., and Farrell, T. (2010) “They’ll Drink Bucket Loads of the Stuff”: An Analysis of Internal Alcohol Industry Advertising Documents. Project Report. Alcohol Education Research Council.
Burman, M., Jamieson, L., Nicholson, J., and Brooks, O. (2007) Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study. Project Report. Scottish Executive Social Research.