Criminology and Sociology Staff
Dr Roaa Ali
Lecturer in Cultural Sociology
I am a Cultural Sociologist deeply motivated by issues of racial and social justice and the role of culture in creating social change. I am interested in how culture gets produced, how race is made in the process of cultural production, and the role of institutions in reproducing inequality. As a teacher and researcher, impact...
Professor Kehinde Andrews
Professor of Black Studies
Professor Kehinde Andrews is an academic, activist and author whose books include Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21 st Century (2018). His first book was Resisting Racism: Race, Inequality and the Black Supplementary School Movement (2013).
Professor Imran Awan
Professor of Criminology
Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.
Lecturer of Criminology
Kyla has been a lecturer of Criminology at BCU since April 2022. She has taught on a range of undergraduate and foundation modules such as The Introduction to the Criminal Justice System and Crime and Media. She is currently in her final year of her doctoral studies at Staffordshire University.
Dr Damian Breen
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Damian is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University. His research interests are focused on exploring the public positioning of Muslim interests in British contexts. In particular, his research has focused on the ways that public debates around nationhood and national identity impact on...
Dr Liam Brolan
Lecturer in Criminology, Course Leader - Sociology and Criminology with a Foundation Year
Liam Brolan is Lecturer in Criminology and 1 st Year tutor at Birmingham City University. Having completed both a BA (Hons) and MA in Criminology at Birmingham City University, Liam joined the department as a member of staff in 2014, working as a Visiting Lecturer.
Dr Eveleigh Buck-Matthews
Lecturer in Criminology
Eveleigh Buck-Matthews is a Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University. She is Deputy Chair of the Participatory Geography Research Group and Co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Youth Study Group.
Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas
Senior Research Fellow / BCU Athena SWAN Project Manager
Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas has worked in higher education since 1999, primarily as a Widening Participation programme manager, but undertook a full-time doctorate funded by the HEA in 2012, completing in 2016 at the age of 50.
Senior Research Fellow, School Lead for Birmingham 2029
Kusminder Chahal has worked as a social and community-based researcher in a variety of organisations and places locally, nationally and internationally. This has led to a passion for understanding lived experiences, how better to exchange research knowledge, inform practice and policy and work in partnership with people who...
Dr Ben Colliver
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Course Leader - MA Criminology, Deputy Head of Department of Social Sciences
Dr Ben Colliver completed his undergraduate degree in ‘Criminal Justice and Legal Studies’ at the University of Greenwich before completing an MSc in ‘Criminology and Social Research Methods’ at London Southbank University.