Dr Oona Brooks

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)

Biography

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:

  • 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:

  • 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/
  • 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

Research interests

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.


Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2019

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. and Bradley, L. (2019) Justice Journeys: Informing Policy and Practice Through Lived Experience of Victim-Survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assault. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow.

Brooks-Hay, O. (2019) Doing the “right thing”? Understanding why rape victim-survivors report to the police. Feminist Criminology, (doi:10.1177/1557085119859079) (Early Online Publication)

2018

Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (Eds.) (2018) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Policing domestic abuse: the gateway to justice? In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 25-38. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks-Hay, O. and Burman, M. (2018) Understanding, defining and measuring domestic abuse. In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 10-24. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (2018) Introducing Scotland's approach to domestic abuse. In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781780460598

McFeely, C., Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Conclusion: looking back, moving forward ('Ahin/gang forward'). In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 93-102. ISBN 9781780460598

Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Victims are more willing to report rape, so why are conviction rates still woeful? Conversation, 8 Mar.

Brooks-Hay, O. and Lombard, N. (2018) 'Home game': domestic abuse and football; the role of research in policy and practice. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 2(1), pp. 93-108. (doi:10.1332/239868018X15155986580769)

Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Aligning policy and law? The creation of a domestic abuse offence incorporating coercive control. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(1), pp. 67-83. (doi:10.1177/1748895817752223)

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. , Bradley, L. and Kyle, D. (2018) Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project: Final Report. Project Report. SCCJR.

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. , Bradley, L. and Kyle, D. (2018) Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project: Summary Report. Project Report. SCCJR.

Brooks, O. (2018) Young women’s responses to safety advice in bars and clubs: implications for future sexual violence prevention campaigns. In: Lombard, N. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge: London, pp. 274-286. ISBN 9781472483515

2017

Brooks, O. (2017) ‘Guys! Stop doing it!’: Young women’s adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs, clubs and implications for future campaigns. In: Lombard, N. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge. ISBN 9781472483515

Brooks, O. and Burman, M. (2017) Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 209-225. (doi:10.1177/1748895816667996)

2015

Brooks, O. and Kyle, D. (2015) Dual Reports Of Domestic Abuse Made To The Police In Scotland: A Summary Of Findings From A Pilot Research Study. Project Report. Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Dundee.

Brooks, O. , Burman, M. and Kyle, D. (2015) Evaluation of Support to Report Pilot Advocacy Service: Summary Report. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow.

2014

Brooks, O. (2014) The interplay between power and reflexivity in the feminist research process. In: Lumsden, K. and Winter, A. (eds.) Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137379399

Brooks, O. (2014) Rising rape figures in Scotland could actually be a step forward. Conversation,

Brooks, O. (2014) Interpreting young women's accounts of drink spiking: the need for a gendered understanding of the fear and reality of sexual violence. Sociology, 48(2), pp. 300-316. (doi:10.1177/0038038512475108)

Brooks, O. , Burman, M. , Lombard, N., McIvor, G., Stevenson-Hasgings, L. and Kyle, D. (2014) Violence Against Women: Effective Interventions and Practices with Perpetrators: A Literature Review. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

Crowley, A., Brooks, O. and Lombard, N. (2014) Football and Domestic Abuse: A Literature Review. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

2013

McFeely, C., Whiting, N., Lombard, N., Brooks, O. , Burman, M. and McGowan, M. (2013) Domestic abuse and gender inequality: an overview of the current debate. Other. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Brooks, O. (2013) Gendered freedoms and constraints for young women socialising in bars and clubs. In: Blackshaw, T. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies. Routledge, pp. 243-256. ISBN 9780415697170

2011

Parkes, T. et al. (2011) An Evaluation to Assess the Implementation of NHS Delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Brooks, O. (2011) 'Guys! Stop doing it!': young women's adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs and clubs. British Journal of Criminology, 51(4), pp. 635-651. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azr011)

MacAskill, S., Parkes, T., Brooks, O. , Graham, L., McAuley, A. and Brown, A. (2011) Assessment of alcohol problems using AUDIT in a prison setting: more than an 'aye or no' question. BMC Public Health, 11(1), p. 865. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-865)

2010

Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O. , Heim, D., Forsyth, A. and Punch, S. (2010) Pre-teens Learning About Alcohol: Drinking and Family Contexts. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

Parkes, T., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O. , Atherton, I., Jepson, R., Doi, L., McGhee, S. and Eadie, D. (2010) Prison Health Needs Assessment for Alcohol Problems. Other. NHS Health Scotland.

Brooks, O. (2010) Routes to Magic: The Alcoholic Beverage Industry’s Use of New Media in Alcohol Marketing. Other. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Edinburgh, UK.

Hastings, G., Brooks, O. , Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T. and Farrell, T. (2010) Failure of self regulation of UK alcohol advertising. British Medical Journal, 340, b5650. (doi:10.1136/bmj.b5650)

Hastings, G., Brooks, O. , Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T. and Farrell, T. (2010) "They'll Drink Bucket Loads of the Stuff": An Analysis of Internal Alcohol Industry Advertising Documents. Project Report. Alcohol Education Research Council.

2008

Brooks, O. (2008) Consuming alcohol in bars, pubs and clubs: a risky freedom for young women? Annals of Leisure Research, 11(3-4), pp. 331-350. (doi:10.1080/11745398.2008.9686801)

2007

Burman, M., Jamieson, L., Nicholson, J. and Brooks, O. (2007) Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study. Project Report. Scottish Executive Social Research.

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Number of items: 34.

Articles

Brooks-Hay, O. (2019) Doing the “right thing”? Understanding why rape victim-survivors report to the police. Feminist Criminology, (doi:10.1177/1557085119859079) (Early Online Publication)

Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Victims are more willing to report rape, so why are conviction rates still woeful? Conversation, 8 Mar.

Brooks-Hay, O. and Lombard, N. (2018) 'Home game': domestic abuse and football; the role of research in policy and practice. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 2(1), pp. 93-108. (doi:10.1332/239868018X15155986580769)

Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Aligning policy and law? The creation of a domestic abuse offence incorporating coercive control. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(1), pp. 67-83. (doi:10.1177/1748895817752223)

Brooks, O. and Burman, M. (2017) Reporting rape: victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(2), pp. 209-225. (doi:10.1177/1748895816667996)

Brooks, O. (2014) Rising rape figures in Scotland could actually be a step forward. Conversation,

Brooks, O. (2014) Interpreting young women's accounts of drink spiking: the need for a gendered understanding of the fear and reality of sexual violence. Sociology, 48(2), pp. 300-316. (doi:10.1177/0038038512475108)

Brooks, O. (2011) 'Guys! Stop doing it!': young women's adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs and clubs. British Journal of Criminology, 51(4), pp. 635-651. (doi:10.1093/bjc/azr011)

MacAskill, S., Parkes, T., Brooks, O. , Graham, L., McAuley, A. and Brown, A. (2011) Assessment of alcohol problems using AUDIT in a prison setting: more than an 'aye or no' question. BMC Public Health, 11(1), p. 865. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-865)

Hastings, G., Brooks, O. , Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T. and Farrell, T. (2010) Failure of self regulation of UK alcohol advertising. British Medical Journal, 340, b5650. (doi:10.1136/bmj.b5650)

Brooks, O. (2008) Consuming alcohol in bars, pubs and clubs: a risky freedom for young women? Annals of Leisure Research, 11(3-4), pp. 331-350. (doi:10.1080/11745398.2008.9686801)

Book Sections

Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Policing domestic abuse: the gateway to justice? In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 25-38. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks-Hay, O. and Burman, M. (2018) Understanding, defining and measuring domestic abuse. In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 10-24. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (2018) Introducing Scotland's approach to domestic abuse. In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781780460598

McFeely, C., Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Conclusion: looking back, moving forward ('Ahin/gang forward'). In: Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (eds.) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care (22). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, pp. 93-102. ISBN 9781780460598

Brooks, O. (2018) Young women’s responses to safety advice in bars and clubs: implications for future sexual violence prevention campaigns. In: Lombard, N. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge: London, pp. 274-286. ISBN 9781472483515

Brooks, O. (2017) ‘Guys! Stop doing it!’: Young women’s adoption and rejection of safety advice when socializing in bars, pubs, clubs and implications for future campaigns. In: Lombard, N. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Violence. Routledge. ISBN 9781472483515

Brooks, O. (2014) The interplay between power and reflexivity in the feminist research process. In: Lumsden, K. and Winter, A. (eds.) Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137379399

Brooks, O. (2013) Gendered freedoms and constraints for young women socialising in bars and clubs. In: Blackshaw, T. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies. Routledge, pp. 243-256. ISBN 9780415697170

Edited Books

Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and McFeely, C. (Eds.) (2018) Domestic Abuse: Contemporary Perspectives and Innovative Practices. Series: Policy and practice in health and social care. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780460598

Research Reports or Papers

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. and Bradley, L. (2019) Justice Journeys: Informing Policy and Practice Through Lived Experience of Victim-Survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assault. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow.

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. , Bradley, L. and Kyle, D. (2018) Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project: Final Report. Project Report. SCCJR.

Brooks-Hay, O. , Burman, M. , Bradley, L. and Kyle, D. (2018) Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project: Summary Report. Project Report. SCCJR.

Brooks, O. and Kyle, D. (2015) Dual Reports Of Domestic Abuse Made To The Police In Scotland: A Summary Of Findings From A Pilot Research Study. Project Report. Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Dundee.

Brooks, O. , Burman, M. and Kyle, D. (2015) Evaluation of Support to Report Pilot Advocacy Service: Summary Report. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, Glasgow.

Brooks, O. , Burman, M. , Lombard, N., McIvor, G., Stevenson-Hasgings, L. and Kyle, D. (2014) Violence Against Women: Effective Interventions and Practices with Perpetrators: A Literature Review. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

Crowley, A., Brooks, O. and Lombard, N. (2014) Football and Domestic Abuse: A Literature Review. Project Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

McFeely, C., Whiting, N., Lombard, N., Brooks, O. , Burman, M. and McGowan, M. (2013) Domestic abuse and gender inequality: an overview of the current debate. Other. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Parkes, T. et al. (2011) An Evaluation to Assess the Implementation of NHS Delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Eadie, D., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O. , Heim, D., Forsyth, A. and Punch, S. (2010) Pre-teens Learning About Alcohol: Drinking and Family Contexts. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

Parkes, T., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O. , Atherton, I., Jepson, R., Doi, L., McGhee, S. and Eadie, D. (2010) Prison Health Needs Assessment for Alcohol Problems. Other. NHS Health Scotland.

Brooks, O. (2010) Routes to Magic: The Alcoholic Beverage Industry’s Use of New Media in Alcohol Marketing. Other. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Edinburgh, UK.

Hastings, G., Brooks, O. , Stead, M., Angus, K., Anker, T. and Farrell, T. (2010) "They'll Drink Bucket Loads of the Stuff": An Analysis of Internal Alcohol Industry Advertising Documents. Project Report. Alcohol Education Research Council.

Burman, M., Jamieson, L., Nicholson, J. and Brooks, O. (2007) Impact of Aspects of the Law of Evidence in Sexual Offence Trials: An Evaluation Study. Project Report. Scottish Executive Social Research.

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Grants

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]

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. [PI]

Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate. Feminist Review Trust, £500, 2013. [PI]


Supervision

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:  LGHTI hate crime in scotland; an exploration of the lived experiences of the victim and offender

 


Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Understanding and Explaining Crime (Hons) (Course Convenor)
  • Qualitative Methods (Hons)  (Course Convenor)
  • Sociology Level 2 (Criminological Perspectives)

Postgraduate

  • Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (Course Convenor)

Professional activities & recognition


Additional information

Recent Presentations

 

Frontline Responses to Domestic Abuse in Scotland: Managing risk through MARACs and MATACs, European Conference on Domestic Violence, 11-13th September, 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.