Dr Kelly Johnson
- Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)
My areas of research include domestic and sexual violence, policing, and feminist sociolegal studies. I have particular research expertise in the policing of domestic and sexual violence, victims, criminal and procedural justice, emerging forms of abuse such as cyberflashing and image-based sexual abuse, and feminist theory. My work to date has involved a range of qualitative and mixed-method studies, including police ethnography, data and case file analysis, and working closely with victims of abuse, for example via interviews or expert by experience panel consultations.
As a researcher, I am passionate about academic research being used to generate impact, collaboration, and positive social change. To this effect, my research has achieved significant policy, practice and engagement impact to date. I have collaborated and consulted extensively with statutory organisations such as the Home Office, the College of Policing, the National Police Chiefs Council, the Law Commission (E&W), and several police forces, as well as with technology companies including Facebook and IBM, to advance research and innovation in responses to violence and abuse. Outside of the academy, I have worked with several third-sector domestic and sexual violence organisations, including Rape Crisis and Scottish Women’s Aid centres as a volunteer.
I joined SCCJR (Sociology) at the University of Glasgow in October 2022, having previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Durham University. Enquiries about PhD supervision in my areas of research expertise and interest are welcome.
For any research, training, media or consultancy enquiries please contact me directly by email.
Policing and the Police
Violence Against Women
'Operation Bluestone Soteria: Transforming police responses to reports of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales.' Home Office, 2021-2022, £6.65 million [Co-I];
'Operation Bluestone Soteria (as above): Pillar 3; Embedding a procedural justice approach to police engaging victims of sexual violence'. Home Office, 2021-2022, £1.35 million [PI].
'Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Developing a rapid response police evidence base.' ESRC, 2020-2021. £177,173 [Co-I].
ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, 2020-2021, £1800 (PI).
This year I look forward to contributing to the Masters Taught Criminology programme, including the supervision of dissertation students.