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Claire Fox joined the University of Manchester in July 2010 as a lecturer in Criminology. Prior to this, Claire was a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at Keele University. Claire also completed her MA and PhD at Keele University, funded by an ESRC 1+3 award. Claire has previously worked in learning support and in 2009 co-authored a series of on-line study guides for higher education students, which were cited as an example of good practice by the HEA-funded LliDA project (Learning literacies in a digital age). Claire has taught on a wide variety of modules and in 2010 gained a post-graduate certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Research interests

Claire's thesis, entitled 'Tales of the unexpected: analysing disabled women's accounts of domestic abuse', focused on how disabled women made sense of their experiences of domestic abuse.

Claire continues to be interested in the topics of domestic violence, disability and abuse and the complex experiences of victimisation. Claire is also interested in the use of narrative interview methods, psychosocial perspectives and the role of reflexivity in research.

Claire recently completed work on an evaluation of a project for women offenders (Corcoran, M., Fox, C. & A. Worrall (2011) Evaluation of Chepstow House Community Project for Women Offenders, Hanley, Staffordshire. Keele University, Staffordshire).

Other teaching information

Claire has been course director for the following modules:

Undergraduate: LAWS10441 Foundations of Academic Scholarship

Postgraduate:LAWS70501 Advanced Theoretical Criminology

Claire has also contributed to the teaching of the following modules:

LAWS10432 Psychology, crime and criminal justice

LAWS10072 Criminological research methods

LAWS10421 Foundations of Criminal Justice

LAWS20071 Youth Justice and Juvenile Delinquency

LAWS20441 Using Social Research Data:Crime and Other Topics

LAWS20412 Explaining Crime and Deviance

LAWS30632 Crime, Prevention and Community Safety

Claire has previously also taught on various other courses including Introduction to Criminology, Punishment and Penality, Policing, History of Crime, Investigating Crime and on the criminal justice process.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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