Dr Victoria Silverwood
Lecturer in Criminology
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Dr Silverwood is a lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University. She completed her ESRC funded PhD, entitled “Five for Fighting: The Culture and Practice of Legitimised Violence in Professional Ice Hockey” at Cardiff University in 2015. Prior to completing the PhD, Victoria gained two MSc qualifications: Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2009; and Social Science Research Methods (Socio-Legal Pathway), 2010; passing both with distinction.
Victoria’s previous career experience was in criminal law, working as a Legal Executive for a criminal defence solicitors after completing her first degree in Sociology with Criminal Justice at the University of Plymouth. Since returning to academia in 2008, along with her own research projects, she has also worked as a researcher for South Wales Police, in conjunction with the Universities Police Science Institute; Athena Swan and Invisible Walls