Oona is a Reader in Criminology at SCCJR (Glasgow).
Her research interests include police and criminal justice responses to sexual and domestic offences, victim-survivor experiences and understanding of ‘justice’, alternative forms of justice, feminist advocacy and practice, creative methodologies and forms of representation.
Recent research projects include:
– Operation Soteria/Project Bluestone: transforming the policing response to reports of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales’ (funded by Home Office).
– Justice Journeys: informing policy and practice through lived experience (funded by ESRC IAA and Scottish Government) (2018-2020). https://justicejourneysonline.com/
– Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression in vulnerable groups (co-lead for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence stream) (funded by the Chief Scientists Office, 2020). https://scotlandinlockdown.co.uk/
– IMPRODOVA: Improving Frontline Responses to Domestic Violence in Europe (funded by Horizon2020. 2018-2021). https://www.improdova.eu/
Oona is committed to advancing the policy and practice impacts of research. Justice Journeys: Survivor Stories was awarded ‘best community or public engagement’ project and the Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression study was shortlisted for Best Policy & Practice Collaboration by the University of Glasgow.
Oona is the founder of the University of Glasgow GBV Research Forum and a member of the Scottish Government’s Victims Taskforce.
Brooks-Hay, O. (2020) Doing the “right thing”? Understanding why rape victim-survivors report to the police. Feminist Criminology, 15(2), pp. 174-195. (doi: 10.1177/1557085119859079)
Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2020) Feminist framings of victim advocacy in criminal justice contexts. In: Tapley, J. and Davies, P. (eds.) Victimology: Research, Policy and Activism. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 135-157. ISBN 9783030422875 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-42288-2_6)
Friskney, R., Brooks-Hay, O. and Burman, M. (2021) Frontline responses to domestic abuse in Scotland. In: Lobinkar, B., Vogt, C. and Kersten, J. (eds.) Improving Frontline Responses to Domestic Violence in Europe. University of Maribor University Press: Maribor, pp. 239-255. ISBN 9789612865436 (http://doi: 10.18690/978-961-286-543-6.14)
University of Glasgow
Policing and Security
Law, Policy and Practice
Knowledge Exchange and Engagement
Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
Violence, Drugs and Alcohol