Dr Gemma Flynn

Teaching Fellow

University of Strathclyde


Dr Gemma Flynn is currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Strathclyde’s School of Social Work and Social Policy.

She completed her PhD with the SCCJR at the University of Edinburgh, titled  Understanding the impact of legal and political structures on fear of crime and resulting criminal justice policies.

Since then she was appointed Teaching Fellow in Criminology in the School of Law, running courses on Gender and Justice and Crime and Media. Gemma has an additional career as a stand up comic, and informed by her academic background as a feminist criminologist developed and delivered a series of public lectures on Punishment and Spectacle. She has presented her work at Harvard University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Gemma is active participating in and developing networks supporting early career academics and women in academia. She also is active in the Scottish comedy community, regularly participating in the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Festival and running a successful comedy night at the Flying Duck – Vision Board.



University of Strathclyde

Lord Hope Building
School of Social Work and Social Policy
University of Strathclyde
141 St James Road
G4 0LT