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Renowned Professor returns to Teesside University

16 July 2012 @TeesUniNews

 

A professor whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity has returned to Teesside to take up a prestigious new role.

Professor Simon Winlow has joined the University’s Social Futures Research Institute as a Professor of Criminology.

It is his second stint at Teesside, having previously worked at the University as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology between 2001 and 2005.

Professor Winlow’s research examines forms of violence and the nature of criminal markets and criminal identity and much of his work involves talking to and observing active criminals. He is also interested in the changing nature of social class and community and the rise of social exclusion.

'I’m delighted to return to work at Teesside University', said Professor Winlow.

'The job gives me the opportunity to work with some of the most talented criminologists in the world, and I'm very optimistic about the continued development of Teesside's global reputation for excellence in this area.

'My new role involves trying to further develop Teesside's reputation for world leading criminological theory and research.'

Professor Winlow joins Teesside University from the University of York. He is based in the Social Futures Research Institute, which aims to grow research and enterprise around the key theme of society.

Having gained his degree and PhD from Durham University, Professor Winlow has published widely in the area of criminology and sociology and his best known works include Badfellas (2001), Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-time Economy (2003, with Hobbs, Hadfield and Lister), Violent Night, (2006, with Hall) and Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (2008, with Hall and Ancrum).


In the News

Professor back at University
Darlington & Stockton Times (Cleveland), 20/07/2012, p.6
Professor Simon Winlow, whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity, has returned to Teesside University to join the Social Futures Research Institute as a Professor of Criminolo


Teesside University comment - 5 min extract
BBC Radio Tees, John Foster, 23/07/2012, 14:53:00
Interview with the professor of criminology at Teesside University, Simon Winlow.


Prof's criminal plans
Evening Gazette, 18/07/2012, p.22
A professor whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity has returned to Teesside to take up a new role. Professor Simon Winlow has joined the university's Social Futures Research


Second stint as a professor
Northern Echo (North Edition), 17/07/2012, p.20
A professor has returned to Teesside University. Professor Simon Winlow, whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity, has joined the university's Social Futures Research Institut