Dr Oona Brooks
- Reader (Sociology)
I joined SCCJR (Sociology) at the University of Glasgow in September 2013. My main area of research interest is violence against women and I have developed expertise in this subject as an academic and a practitioner over the past 25 years.
Recent funded research includes:
- Exploring Survivor Views on Sentencing for Rape and Sexual Assault (funded by Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service).
- Operation Soteria/Project Bluestone: transforming the policing response to reports of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales’ (funded by Home Office).
- 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).
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/
- 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
- Member of the Scottish Government’s Victims Taskforce
My 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.
Exploring Survivor Views on Sentencing for Rape and Sexual Assault. Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), £48,685: 2023 [PI]
Operation Soteria/Bluestone: transforming the policing response to reports of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales’. Home Office, 2021-23 [Co-I]
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]
- Samantha Medio: Exploring the extent to which Relationships in romance films impact the public's perception of domestic abuse
- Oluwatofunmi Tayo: Law and the Male Gender: A Case Study of Domestic Violence in Nigeria
- Lisa Armstrong: What is the impact of remand decision-making on the rights of women in Scotland?
- Yubo Yin: Female victims in the just world: A research on victim-blaming and gender stigma suffered by female victims within and outside the criminal justice system
- Cassidy Smith: Erasure, Dehumanisation and the Creation of Victimhood in Contemporary True Crime
- Baturoglu Balci, Ulku
Constituting Violence: Women's Experiences of Gender-Based Violence in Rural Scotland
- Chapman, Claire
Supporting victimised autistic women in Scotland: Using inclusive approaches to understanding their experiences
- Glinski, Jennifer
The 'Careful Calculus' in its structural and policy context: what does it cost to leave an abusive relationship?
- Emma Forbes: The challenge of criminalisation: perception and reality for victims of domestic abuse
- Stuart Milne: LGBTI hate crime in Scotland; an exploration of the lived experiences of victims
- Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (Course Convenor)