Dr Oona Brooks
- Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)
telephone: 0141 330 7722
Oona joined the University of Glasgow in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Criminology. Her main area of research interest is violence against women and she has developed her expertise in this subject as an academic and a practitioner over the past 20 years.
Recent funded research includes:
- IMPRODOVA: Improving Frontline Responses to High Impact Domestic Abuse (funded by Horizon2020).
- Justice Journeys: informing policy and practice through lived experience (funded by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and Scottish Government, Justice Analytical Services).
- Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project (funded by the Scottish Government via Rape Crisis Scotland).
- Evaluation of the Police Scotland/Rape Crisis Scotland Pilot Advocacy Support Service (funded by Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Rape Crisis Scotland).
- Dual reports of domestic abuse made to the police (funded by SIPR, SCCJR and SLSA).
- Football and Domestic Abuse in Scotland and England: A Feasibility Study (funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust).
Current roles and affiliations include:
- Founder and coordinator of the Glasgow University Gender Based Violence Research Forum http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/groups/genderbasedviolenceresearchforum/
- Coordinator of the Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network
- Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
- Member of the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Gender, Crime and Justice
- Member of the European Network on Gender and Violence
- Member of Women Against Violence Europe
- Member of BSA Violence Against Women Study Group
- Book Review Editor for Criminology and Criminal Justice Editorial Board
Oona holds a PhD and an MSc in Applied Social Research from the University of Stirling and an MA (Hons) in Social Policy and Management Studies from the University of Glasgow. Previously she has held research and teaching positions at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (University of Glasgow), the Department of Applied Social Science (University of Stirling), the Institute for Social Marketing (University of Stirling), and the Sociology Division at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Prior to engaging in academic research and teaching, Oona worked with women and children in a range of voluntary sector organisations.
Oona's main research interests include rape and sexual assault, domestic abuse, criminal justice responses to sexual offences, the prevention of gender based violence, feminism, gender and alcohol.
Enquiries about PhD supervision in these areas are welcome.
Brooks-Hay, O and Burman, M. Justice Journeys: informing policy and practice through lived experience. Scottish Government, Justice Analytical Services, £37,752.
Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. Justice Journeys. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, £20,291: 2017-2018.
Brooks, O. and Burman, M. Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project. Rape Crisis Scotland, £39,950: 2016.
Williamson, E., Brooks, O. and Lombard, L. Football and Domestic Abuse in Scotland and England: A Feasibility Study. Sir Halley Stewart Trust, £22,618: 2015.
Brooks, O., Burman, M. and Raitt, F. Evaluation of the Police Scotland/Rape Crisis Scotland Pilot Advocacy Support Service. Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Rape Crisis Scotland, £19,498: 2014.
Brooks, O. Dual-reports of Domestic Abuse Reported to the Police: A pilot study. Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), £4,911: 2014.
Brooks, O. Counter-Allegations of Domestic Abuse Reported to the Police: A pilot study. Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Research Grants Scheme, £1,741: 2014.
Brooks, O. Counter-Allegations of Domestic Abuse in Scotland: A pilot study. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Capacity (SCCJR) Building Fund, £1,653: 2013-2014.
Brooks, O. (on behalf of the Gender Based Violence Research Network). Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate. Feminist Review Trust, £500, 2013.
Brooks, O. An examination of the use of new media to market leading alcohol brands in the UK, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), £6,000: 2009-2010.
Brooks, O. Grant for dissemination of PhD findings. ALR Charitable Trust, £758: 2008.
Emma Forbes: The Challenge of Criminalisation: Perception and Reality for Victims of Domestic Abuse
Jennifer Glinski: ‘Careful calculus’ in its structural and policy context: what does it cost to leave an abusive relationship?
Stuart Milne: LGBT Hate Crime in Scotland; an Exploration of the Lived Experiences of the Victim and Offender
- Understanding and Explaining Crime (Hons) (Course Convenor)
- Qualitative Methods (Hons) (Course Convenor)
- Sociology Level 2 (Criminological Perspectives)
- Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (Course Convenor)
Understanding why rape victim-survivors engage with the criminal justice system. European Society of Criminology Working Group on Gender, Crime and Justice Conference, Amsterdam, 22nd-24th April 2018.
Challenges in the interpretation and use of Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act, Tackling coercive control: A seminar on the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act, Women’s Support Project, March 2018.
Looking to the future: the RCS National Advocacy Project, Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline Anniversary Conference, Glasgow, 9th November 2017.
Home Game: Football as a contested cause of domestic violence and abuse, European Conference on Domestic Violence at the University of Porto, Portugal, 6-9th September 2017.
Contemporary developments in rape advocacy: a view from victims/survivors , European Society of Criminology Working Group on Gender and Justice, University of A Coruna, Spain, 24-25th April 2017.
Rape and the criminal justice process: new developments in advocacy support, 16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence Opening Event, 25th November 2016, Stirling.
Reporting Rape: Victim Perspectives on Advocacy Support in the Criminal Justice Process, British Society of Criminology Conference, Nottingham, 6-8 July 2016.
Key findings from an evaluation of a pilot advocacy support service in Scotland. Sexual Offences Reform in Scotland and Sweden Seminar, University of Glasgow, 23rd March 2015.
Dual Reports of Domestic Abuse: A Contradiction in Terms? Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 10th -12th February 2015.
Understanding Moral Panics, Child Abuse as A Moral Panic? Gender Based Violence Research Network Seminar, University of Glasgow, 28th October 2014.
Dual reporting of Domestic Abuse to the Police in Scotland: Provisional Findings from a Pilot Study, European Network on Gender and Violence Conference, University of Malta, 21st-23rd April 2014.
‘Guys Stop Doing It!’ Violence Prevention Advice in Scotland. Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Annual Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 10th-12th October 2013*
*Awarded Corinna Seith Prize for best paper