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Dr Kirsty McGregor is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Applied Social Science. Her research focuses on domestic and sexual violence and abuse, with a specific focus on young people’s experiences. 

Dr McGregor’s research interests are focussed on the experience of crime and victimisation through an intersectional lens. She is particularly interested in exploring how young people experience intimate partner violence, and the ways their age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class shape their experiences, help-seeking and support needs. Kirsty uses qualitative and mixed methods to explore these issues, and more recently has become interested in participatory and creative methods. Her current research focuses on intimate partner violence experienced by LGBTQ+ youth, and LGBTQ+ hate crime in non-urban areas.

Supervisory Interests

Kirsty is interested in receiving postgraduate research proposals in her areas of expertise, including:

  • domestic violence and abuse; 
  • youth victimisation; 
  • hate crime; 
  • the lived experience of crime, the criminal justice system and/or victimisation; and 
  • critical victimology and criminology.

Kirsty particularly welcomes proposals which situate their project within an intersectional, feminist or queer methodology. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Manchester

… → 2018

Master, University of Leicester

… → 2011

Bachelor, Coventry University

… → 2010


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