Dr Christine Haddow
Lecturer in Criminology
Christine’s primary research interests are in the areas of mental health, violence, masculinity, institutional experiences, and recovery and desistance. She is a lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University based in the School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences.
She has an LLB, MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD research was an examination of the relationship between mental disorder and violent offending, and involved qualitative interviews with patients in a medium secure forensic psychiatric hospital, and life sentence prisoners in an adult male prison. The findings of this project were disseminated at conferences for both academics and practitioners in the following papers:
July 2012: “Patient and Prisoner Narratives: Understanding Male Violence in the Context of Major Mental Illness” Presented at the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Portsmouth University, England.
March 2012: “Patient and Prisoner Narratives: Major Mental Illness and Masculinity in the Context of Violent Offending Behaviour” Presented as part of the Third Year PhD Student Paper Presentation Series, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
September 2011: “Techniques of Neutralisation: Patient and Prisoner Narratives” Presented at the European Society of Criminology Conference, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
September 2011: “Techniques of Neutralisation: Emerging Findings from Patient and Prisoner Narratives” Presented at the PhD Student Criminology Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
February 2011: “Major Mental Illness, Masculinity and Violence” Presented to an adult education group, Carrickvale Community Centre, Edinburgh.
October 2010: “Understanding the Relationship Between Major Mental Illness and Masculinity in the Context of Violent Offending Behaviour” Presented to clinical staff at The Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, a medium secure forensic psychiatric unit.
- School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University