Dr Caitlin Gormley

  • Lecturer (Sociology)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Dr Caitlin Gormley is a lecturer in criminology within the School of Social and Political Sciences, and a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Glasgow Centre for Disability Research, at the University of Glasgow. She joined the University of Glasgow in June 2017 having previously worked as a lecturer within prison-based learning centres in Scotland between 2015-2017. She coordinates a university-prison reading group which brings members together to explore literature covering a broad range of topics. 

Caitlin obtained her PhD in Criminology (2017), MRes in Criminology (2012), and MA (hons) Sociology, Anthropology and Hispanic Studies (2011) all from the University of Glasgow. 

Research interests

  • Inequalities within, and caused by, criminal justice systems
  • Experiences of punishment
  • Violence, vulnerability, and injustice
  • Inclusive research practices

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2023

Batchelor, S. A. and Gormley, C. (2023) Repeat Violence in Scotland: A Qualitative Approach. Documentation. Scottish Government.

2022

Gormley, C. , Reilly, J. and Casey, R. (2022) Unmarking prison time during the Covid-19 pandemic. In: Carr, N. and Robinson, G. (eds.) Time and Punishment: New Contexts and Perspectives. Series: Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology (PSIPP). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89-116. ISBN 9783031121074 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12108-1_4)

Armstrong, S. , Barkas, B., Casey, R. , Cornish, N., Gormley, C. , McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2022) Prisoner experiences of Covid-19 Restrictions in Scotland during 2020. Working Paper. University of Glasgow.

Gormley, C. (2022) The hidden harms of prison life for people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Criminology, 62(2), pp. 261-278. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azab061)

2021

Casey, R., McNeill, F. , Barkas, B., Cornish, N., Gormley, C. and Schinkel, M. (2021) Pervasive punishment in a pandemic. Probation Journal, 68(4), pp. 476-492. (doi: 10.1177/02645505211050871)

Gormley, C. and Watson, N. (2021) Inaccessible justice: exploring the barriers to justice and fairness for disabled people accused of a crime. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 60(4), pp. 493-510. (doi: 10.1111/hojo.12433)

2020

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

2019

Gormley, C. (2019) The prison experiences of people with learning disabilities. Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin, 41, pp. 32-38.

2018

Gormley, C. (2018) Researching inclusively with people with learning disabilities in prisons. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781526446060 (doi: 10.4135/9781526446060)

2017

Gormley, C. (2017) An extended social relational approach to learning disability incarcerated. In: Moran, D. and Schliehe, A. K. (eds.) Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues Between Geography and Criminology. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 43-74. ISBN 9781137560568 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_3)

Gormley, C. (2017) People with Learning Disability in Scottish Prisons: Left Out Again? Scottish Learning Disability Observatory Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 16 May 2017.

Gormley, C. (2017) Triage and Diversion: Getting it Right 24/7. Project Report. Prison Reform Trust.

2015

Gormley, C. , McBride, M., Armstrong, S. and Atkinson, C. (2015) Hate Crime in Scotland: a Scoping Study for the Glasgow Hate Crime Working Group. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. (Unpublished)

2013

Gormley, C. (2013) Mapping of Active Criminal Justice Diversion Schemes for those with Mental Health Problems in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Gormley, C. (2013) Can the social construction of crime be understood without considering the power relationships generated by social division? Scottish Journal of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending, 19, pp. 55-64.

This list was generated on Sun Feb 25 14:59:41 2024 GMT.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Gormley, C. (2022) The hidden harms of prison life for people with learning disabilities. British Journal of Criminology, 62(2), pp. 261-278. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azab061)

Casey, R., McNeill, F. , Barkas, B., Cornish, N., Gormley, C. and Schinkel, M. (2021) Pervasive punishment in a pandemic. Probation Journal, 68(4), pp. 476-492. (doi: 10.1177/02645505211050871)

Gormley, C. and Watson, N. (2021) Inaccessible justice: exploring the barriers to justice and fairness for disabled people accused of a crime. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 60(4), pp. 493-510. (doi: 10.1111/hojo.12433)

Gormley, C. (2019) The prison experiences of people with learning disabilities. Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin, 41, pp. 32-38.

Gormley, C. (2013) Can the social construction of crime be understood without considering the power relationships generated by social division? Scottish Journal of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending, 19, pp. 55-64.

Book Sections

Gormley, C. , Reilly, J. and Casey, R. (2022) Unmarking prison time during the Covid-19 pandemic. In: Carr, N. and Robinson, G. (eds.) Time and Punishment: New Contexts and Perspectives. Series: Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology (PSIPP). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89-116. ISBN 9783031121074 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12108-1_4)

Gormley, C. (2018) Researching inclusively with people with learning disabilities in prisons. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781526446060 (doi: 10.4135/9781526446060)

Gormley, C. (2017) An extended social relational approach to learning disability incarcerated. In: Moran, D. and Schliehe, A. K. (eds.) Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues Between Geography and Criminology. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 43-74. ISBN 9781137560568 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_3)

Research Reports or Papers

Batchelor, S. A. and Gormley, C. (2023) Repeat Violence in Scotland: A Qualitative Approach. Documentation. Scottish Government.

Armstrong, S. , Barkas, B., Casey, R. , Cornish, N., Gormley, C. , McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2022) Prisoner experiences of Covid-19 Restrictions in Scotland during 2020. Working Paper. University of Glasgow.

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Gormley, C. (2017) Triage and Diversion: Getting it Right 24/7. Project Report. Prison Reform Trust.

Gormley, C. , McBride, M., Armstrong, S. and Atkinson, C. (2015) Hate Crime in Scotland: a Scoping Study for the Glasgow Hate Crime Working Group. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. (Unpublished)

Gormley, C. (2013) Mapping of Active Criminal Justice Diversion Schemes for those with Mental Health Problems in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Conference or Workshop Item

Gormley, C. (2017) People with Learning Disability in Scottish Prisons: Left Out Again? Scottish Learning Disability Observatory Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 16 May 2017.

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Grants

2019-2023: Understanding repeat violent victimisation in Scotland – a Qualitative Approach. Funded by The Scottish Government, £109,998, as co-investigator with Dr Susan Batchelor as principal investigator.

2021-2022: Illustrating life in lockdown: stories from marginalised communities during the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland. Funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, £11,176, as principal investigator along with Dr Nughmana Mirza and Dr Phillippa Wiseman as co-investigators. 

2021: Deepening community research partnerships and impact following Covid-19 study. Funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, £4,460, as co-lead along with Dr Nughmana Mirza and Dr Phillippa Wiseman.

2020-2021: The Scotland in lockdown study (or 'The health and social impacts of Covid-19 in Scotland'). Funded by Chief Scientist Office Scotland, £186,869, as co-investigator and co-stream lead, with Prof Sarah Armstrong and Dr Lucy Pickering as principal investigators. 

2019: The experiences of disabled accused people at the pre-trial stage in the Scottish criminal justice system. Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission£12,000, as principal investigator along with Prof Nick Watson as co-investigator. 

2014: MacRobertson Travel Scholarship£3,500.

2012 - 2015: Prison, Power, and People with a Learning Disability: The Complexities of Curtailed Lives. ESRC +3 PhD Scholarship.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising research projects in the broad areas of vulnerability, harm, inequalities and systemic injustice. I supervise students in Sociology (UG and PGR), Criminology (PGT and PGR), and Global Health (PGT) on a wide range of topics relating to disability, violence, vulnerability, inequality and criminal justice, prisons, community supervision, justice, health and wellbeing. I have also worked with external organisations from the public and statutory sectors on collaborative dissertation projects. 

Teaching

Postgraduate Taught

  • Criminology Dissertations (convenor, workshop co-ordinator, and supervisor)
  • Violence, Victimisation and Social Harm (co-convenor and lecturer)
  • Punishment and In/Justice (co-convenor and lecturer)
  • Criminological Theory in Context (lecturer)
  • Disability and Society (lecturer)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (lecturer)

 

Honours

  • Sociology Dissertations (supervisor)

 

Additional information

Roles and affiliations

  • Postgraduate Research (PGR) convenor for Criminology admissions (2023 - )
  • Member of Learning Disabilities, Autism, and Neurodivergence Bill professional advisory panel (2023 - )
  • Member of College of Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (2022 - )
  • Member of SOLD advisory group (2020 - )
  • Advisor for the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Inclusive Justice Inquiry (2019 - 2020)
  • Editorial Officer for Criminology and Criminal Justice journal (2017 - 2020)
  • Member, British Society of Criminology (2017 - ), European Society of Criminology (2017 - )