Dr Marian Duggan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and the Director of Studies for Criminology. She joined the University of Kent in 2014, having previously been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University.
Marian’s research focuses on informing policy and practice to reduce sexual, gendered and hate-based victimisation. She has published widely in these areas and is actively involved in the charitable sector, acting as a Trustee for the Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity. Marian has also volunteered with Circles of Support and Accountability (a sex offender desistance organisation), with South Yorkshire Police as an Independent LGBTQ Advisor and on a domestic violence helpline.
Marian was awarded her PhD in Law from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010. She holds an MA in Criminology, Rights and Justice (Lancaster University) and a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Central Lancashire).
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF
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Marian has published four books and several journal articles which address policy and practice in relation to gender, sexuality and victimisation. She has undertaken funded research into the efficacy of Clare’s Law (the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme); experiences of gender hate crime; and the prevalence of sexual and domestic abuse among students.
- Victim politicisation in the UK criminal justice system
- Violence prevention through the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
- Hate crime in the UK and Ireland
- Sexual victimisation among University students
- Gender-based violence prevention initiatives
- Gender/Misogyny hate crime
Marian convenes several modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Gender and Crime in a Globalised World at Master’s level, and the Inside Out Programme which is taught in HMP Swaleside. As part of her teaching, Marian employs a variety of approaches to enhance students’ experiences and promote their engagement with experts, activists, volunteers and others working in the criminal justice or community voluntary sectors.
Marian supervises several PhD students researching in and around the areas of gender, sexuality and/or victimisation. She is happy to hear from potential PhD applicants regarding their proposals in these areas.
- Robin Rose Breetveld (2017 - ) How bisexual individuals experience feelings of belonging within designated social spaces for sexual minorities.
- Emma Cooke (2016 - ) The changing occupational terrain of the legal aid lawyer in times of precariousness.
- Leah Cleghorn (2016 - ) Victims’ access to justice in a post-colonial and matrifocal society: A Trinidad & Tobago case study.
- Vanisha Jassal (2016 - ) Female intra-familial child sexual abuse within the British South Asian population.
- Jorge Castaneda Ochoa (2015 - ) Exploring masculinities and violence in a Mexican lap-dancing club.
- Carolina Furusho (2015 - ) Vulnerability, victimisation and the practice of human rights courts: an interdisciplinary approach.
- Rachel Stuart (2015 - ) How webcamming is experienced by female performers as a form of sexual commerce.
- Brian Frederick (2016) Exploring the (Sub)Cultural Dynamics of Gay, Bisexual and Queer Male Drug use in Cyberspace
Marian is happy to provide an expert criminological / victimological opinion, and has done so regularly for various publications, radio stations and television programmes.
The following is a lecture on domestic violence prevention
(a Think Kent video, 2016)
- Kent Coordinator for the Common Studies Programme in Critical Criminology
- Editorial board Member for Feminists@Law
- Coordinator for the SSPSSR Social Studies Society
- Steering Group Member for the University of Kent Violence against Wo/Men Committee
- Steering Group Member for SexualRespect@kent
- Steering Group Member for the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality
- Member of the SSPSSR Athena Swan Organisational Committee
- Member of the SSPSSR Gender, Sexuality and Culture Research Cluster
- Member of the SSPSSR Crime, Culture and Control Research Cluster
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Board Member for the International Network for Hate Studies
- Steering Group Member for the British Society of Criminology Victims’ Network
- Steering Group Member for the British Society of Criminology Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network
- Academic peer reviewer for the Journal for Interpersonal Violence and various other gender and sexuality-focused journals.
- Member of the Trustee Board for the Rising Sun Domestic Violence & Abuse Charity
- Member of the Kent and Medway Domestic Violence Forum