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Christine is  a lecturer in Criminology and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Criminology degree at Edinburgh Napier University.

She is passionate about giving a voice to the lived experiences of those with convictions. Her areas of expertise include: experiences of imprisonment; mental health; violence; masculinities; desistance; justice involved veterans. Her experience lies in qualitative research, particularly with vulnerable populations and in institutional settings. She has recently completed 2 projects exploring the lived experience of veterans in custody in Scotland. Her other projects include the application of participatory action research approaches to teaching social research methods to people in custody; and exploring the experiences of 3rd sector criminal justice organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also active in the scholarship of learning and teaching.

Before joining Edinburgh Napier in 2015 she completed an LLB (Hons), MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Her doctoral research, completed in 2013, explored the relationship between mental disorder, masculinity and violence through qualitative interviews with men in medium secure forensic care and prison. Between 2013 and 2015 she was a lecturer in Applied Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Recent publications

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]

Haddow, C. (2018). Power and research: a qualitative approach to understanding the relationship between major mental illness, masculinity and violence. [Sage Research Methods Case Study]

Hallenberg, K. M., & Haddow, C. (2016). Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability. Law Teacher, 50(3), 352-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069400.2016.1262985




Edinburgh Napier University


School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences
Edinburgh Napier University
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Violence, Drugs and Alcohol

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