Dr Caitlin Gormley
- Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)
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, 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 learners together to explore articles covering a broad range of topics. She has been the editorial officer for the Criminology & Criminal Justice journal since 2017.
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.
- Prisons and the experience of carceral punishment
- Inequality and discrimination of marginalised populations within the criminal justice system
- Vulnerability and harm
- Inclusive research practices.
2019: The experiences of disabled accused people at the pre-trial stage in the Scottish criminal justice system, Equality and Human Rights Commission, £12,000 - PI.
2014: MacRobertson Travel Scholarship, £3,500.
2012 - 2015: Prison, Power, and People with a Learning Disability: The Complexities of Curtailed Lives ESRC +3 PhD Studentship.
I am interested in supervising research projects in the broad areas of vulnerability, inequality, and social justice. I currently supervise students in Sociology (UG), Criminology (PGT), and Global Health (PGT) on a wide range of topics relating to disability, vulnerability, (in)equality and criminal justice, prisons, youth justice, health and wellbeing.
I have worked with external organisations from the public and statutory sectors on collaborative dissertation projects.
- Sociology 1A and 1B
- Qualitative Research Methods (Hons)
- Punishment and Society (Hons)
- Qualitative Research Methods (PGT and PGR)
- Punishment and In/Justice
- Criminological Theory in Context
- Disability and Society
- Rehabilitation and Desistance from Crime
- Antiquities Trafficking; Art Crime; Repatriation, Recovery and Return (marking only)
Current roles and affiliations
- External advisor for the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Inquiry into whether (GB) criminal justice systems treat disabled defendents/accused persons fairly (2019 -)
- Editorial Officer for Criminology and Criminal Justice journal (2017 - )
- Member, British Society of Criminology (2017 -)