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PhD projects

Victimology; victims; transitional justice; critical criminology; narrative criminology; criminal justice; political violence; human rights; criminology; memory studies


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Statement

Having previously held post-doctoral positions at the University of Warwick & Queen's University Law School/ Senator George J Mitchell Institute, Kevin was appointed Lecturer in Criminology at QUB in September 2021. He became a Fellow at the Mitchell Institute in 2023, currently working within the Legacy theme group there. His research interests include critical criminology, zemiology, human rights, victimology, transitional justice, while methodologically he has developed a focus on narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis and the use of memoir. His monograph Critical Engagement: Irish Republicanism, Memory Politics & Policing was published in 2017, representing the first comprehensive overview of the changing relationship between post-Good Friday Agreement Irish Republicanism and reformed policing in the north of Ireland. Kevin has published in leading international journals like Law & Society, British Journal of Criminology, Social & Legal Studies, International Journal of Transitional Justice and International Review of Victimology. He has also presented his research at major international and national conferences like the European Society of Criminology Conference, the Critical Legal Conference, and the SLSA Conference.

Research Interests

Transitional Justice



Critical Criminology

Criminal Justice

Political Violence


Human Rights

Memory Studies

Narrative Criminology

Research Focus

Transitional Justice; Victims; Peace & Conflict; Critical Criminology


CRM1001 Introduction to Criminology

CRM2001 Criminological Theory

CRM2008 Policing & Society

CRM2010 Exploring Harm & Victimisation


SSESW UG Education Committee

SSESW UG Exceptional Circumstances Committee

SSESW UG Disability & Wellbeing Officer

SSESW SWAN Committee

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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