Dr Oona Brooks
- Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)
Oona joined SCCJR (Sociology) at the University of Glasgow in September 2013. 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:
- Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression in vulnerable groups (co-lead for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence stream)(funded by the Chief Scientists Office).
- IMPRODOVA: Improving Frontline Responses to Domestic Violence in Europe (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:
- Associate Editor for Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Founder and coordinator of the Glasgow University Gender Based Violence Research Forum http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/groups/genderbasedviolenceresearchforum/
- 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
Oona's main research interests include rape and sexual assault, domestic abuse, criminal justice responses to sexual and domestic offences, victim-survivor experiences and understanding of 'justice', the prevention of gender-based violence, feminism and gender.
Enquiries about PhD supervision in these areas are welcome.
Social and health impacts of COVID-19 suppression in vulnerable groups. CSO Covid-19 Rapid Response Call, £186,869, 2020 [Co-I]
IMPRODOVA: Improving Frontline Responses to Domestic Abuse. Horizon 2020, £2.9 million, 2018-2021. [Co-I]
Ugandan parenting programme to reduce gender based violence. Global Challenges Research Fund, £55,754, 2018-19. [Co-I]
Justice Journeys: informing policy and practice through lived experience. Scottish Government, Justice Analytical Services, £37,752. [PI]
Justice Journeys. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, £20,291: 2017-2018. [Co-I]Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project. Rape Crisis Scotland, £39,950: 2016. [Co-I]
Football and Domestic Abuse in Scotland and England: A Feasibility Study. Sir Halley Stewart Trust, £22,618: 2015. [Co-I]
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. [Co-I]
Dual-reports of Domestic Abuse Reported to the Police: A pilot study. Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), £4,911: 2014. [PI]
Counter-Allegations of Domestic Abuse Reported to the Police: A pilot study. Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Research Grants Scheme, £1,741: 2014. [PI]
Jennifer Glinski: ‘Careful Calculus’ in its structural and policy context: what does it cost to leave an abusive relationship?
Stuart Milne: LGBTI hate crime in Scotland; an exploration of the lived experiences of the victim and offender
- Baturoglu Balci, Ulku
is “Constituting Violence: Women’s Experiences of Violence in Rural Areas”.
Emma Forbes: The challenge of criminalisation: perception and reality for victims of domestic abuse
- Understanding and Explaining Crime (Hons) (Course Convenor)
- Sociology Level 2 (Criminological Perspectives)
- Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (Course Convenor)
Frontline Responses to Domestic Abuse in Scotland: Managing risk through MARACs and MATACs, European Conference on Domestic Violence, 11-13th September 2019, Oslo.
Understanding why rape victim-survivors engage with the criminal justice system, European Network on Gender Violence, Freiburg , July 2019.
Challenges in the Interpretation and Implementation of the DA (Scotland) Act, The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, Legal Services Agency, 3rd July 2019, Glasgow.
Challenges in the Interpretation and Implementation of the DA (Scotland) Act, Criminalising Coercive Control Conference, Lancaster University, 26th June 2019
Reports of male and female perpetration of domestic abuse: implications of the new offence, Marking the Implementation of the DA (Scotland) Act Seminar, hosted by Scottish Women’ Aid Edinburgh, 4th April 2019.
Justice Journeys: Experiences of The Criminal Justice Process for Survivors of Rape, Centre for Law and Society, University of Edinburgh, 21st February 2019.
Doing the ‘right thing’? Understanding why rape victim-survivors engage with the criminal justice system, European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, September 2018.
A View from Scotland: Advocacy Support for Victim-Survivors Engaging in the Criminal Justice Process, Sexual Violence on Trial: Local and Comparative Perspectives, Queens University Belfast Human Rights Centre and Gender Network, 11th-12th September 2018.
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.