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Criminology and Sociology Staff

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  • Kusminder Chahal

    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...

  • Ben Colliver

    Course Leader - MA Criminology & Lecturer in Criminology

    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.

  • Lucas Danos


    Lucas Danos is a Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University where he has taught since 2017. Passionate for learning and teaching he has worked on various modules across all BCU undergraduate Criminology courses.

  • Andrew Dixon

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology

    Andrew  Dixon  teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School of Social Sciences. He is presently the Erasmus (study abroad) tutor for the School.

  • Shey Fyffe


    Shey Fyffe has taught across a range of undergraduate Sociology and Black studies modules at BCU since 2016.  

  • Dr Joe Garrihy

    Lecturer in Criminology / Assistant Professor

    Dr Joe Garrihy joined BCU in September 2020 having previously worked at Maynooth University (Ireland) and the University of Winchester (UK). He holds a PhD in Criminology from University College Dublin for his study examining   the occupational cultures and identities of prison officers in Ireland.

  • Dr Martin Glynn

    Lecturer in Criminology

    Dr Martin Glynn is an experienced and internationally renowned criminologist, educator, theatre director, and dramatist with over 35 years’ experience of working in criminal justice, public health, and educational settings.

  • Dr Piotr Godzisz

    Lecturer in Criminology

    Dr Piotr Godzisz joined BCU in 2019. Prior to that, he led the policy, research and advocacy programme at Lambda Warsaw, the national LGBT support organisation  in Poland.

  • Dr Arantza Gomez Arana

    Visiting Fellow

    Arantza enjoys engaging in academic discussions with undergraduate, postgraduate students and colleagues, through the development of critical thinking in Social Sciences.

  • Sophie Gregory

    Course Director - Criminology, Policing & Investigation, and Security Studies

    Sophie Gregory graduated in 2011 with a First Class Honours Degree in Criminology. She was then awarded the Howard League Bursary, from the charitable penal reform organisation, to study towards her Master’s in Criminology and has been working in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Birmingham City University since...

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