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Head of Subject

Professor Les Back

Subject Support

Olive Bredin

Level 1

Convenor: Professor Andy Smith
Learning and Teaching Administrator: 
Olive Bredin

Level 2

Convenor: Dr Diego Maria Malara
Learning and Teaching Administrator: 
Clare Robertson


Convenor: Dr Teresa Piacentini/Dr Matt Dawson (Semester 1)/Dr Matt Dawson (Semester 2)
Dissertation Convenor: Dr Nicky Burns
Assessment Officer: Dr Oona Brooks-Hay (Semester 1)/Dr Kirsteen Paton (Semester 2)

General Paper Convenor: Professor Gerda Reith

Learning and Teaching Administrator : Lesley Scott

Postgraduate Taught

Sociology MSc and Equality & Human Rights MSc and MRes Programmes Convenor: Dr Francesca Scrinzi

Criminology PGT Programmes Convenor: Dr Julie Berg and Dr Emiline Smith

Media, Communications & International 
Journalism Programme Convenor: Dr Hayes Mabweazara 

Global Health MSc Convenor:  Dr Cindy Gray

Global Migrations & Social 
Justice Convenor: Dr Francesca StellaDigital Societies Convenor: Dr Greti-lulia Ivana and Elisabetta Ferrari

Sociology Dissertations Convenor: Dr Matthew Waites

Criminology Dissertation Convenor: Dr Caitlin Gormley

Sociology PGT Administrator: Liz Gray

Criminology PGT Administrator: Jennifer McLaren

Postgraduate Research

Sociology Applications: Dr Greti-lulia Ivana 

Criminology ApplicationsDr Caitlin Gormley

Current Sociology PhD Researchers: Dr Gareth Mulvey

Current Criminology PhD Researchers: Professor: Dr Marguerite Schinkel

Administrator: Lucy Brown 

Study Abroad Co-ordinator

Dr Lucy Pickering

Research Champion

Research ConvenorProfessor Bridgette Wessels

Head of REF Planning Group: Professor Michele Burman

Subject Impact Champion:    Professor Fergus MacNeill

ESRC Pathway Representatives

Sociology (also pathway convenor): Professor Andy Smith

Socio-Legal Studies & Criminology: Professor Fergus McNeill (Semester 1)/Dr Oona Brooks-Hay (Semester 2)

Families, Relationships & Demographic ChangeDr Stephanie Chambers

Seminar Series Convenor

Dr Alicia Davis

Sociology Events & Seminars

Staff/Student Committee Chair

Course Convenors

Open Day Convenor


Library Committee Representative

 Dr Giovanni Picker (Semester 1)/ TBC (Semester 2)

School Learning and Teaching Committee Representative

Dr Teresa Piacentini (Semester 1)/Dr Catherine Happer (Semester 2)

Sociology Learning & Teaching Group Convenor

Dr Teresa Piacentini (Semester 1)/ Dr Dominic Pasura (Semester 2)


Research Centre / Network Directors

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research: Dr Ali Fraser

Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research Professor Nicholas Watson

Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism: Professor Satnam Virdee

Glasgow Media Group: Professor Gregory Philo

Gambling Research Group: Professor Gerda Reith

Glasgow Human Rights Network: Dr Matthew Waites

Glasgow Refugee, Migration and Asylum Network: Dr Teresa Piacentini

Glasgow Quantitative Methods Group: Professor Mark Tranmer

Digital Societies Research Group: Professor Bridgette Wessels

Glasgow Sociology website & Twitter Feed

Dr Minna Liinpaa