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Academic Biography

Louise completed a degree in criminology and sociology before going on to do her PhD at Teesside.

Dr Louise Wattis' PhD focused on the student experience in a post-industrial location, exploring how student identity/ies intersect with gender and locality to shape experiences of place, crime, safety and fear of crime in a 'non-traditional' university setting.

She also worked as research project officer at Liverpool John Moores University.

Summary of Research Interests

Louise has a strong interest in gender both within criminology and more widely across social policy and has carried out funded research on gender, work-life balance and family-friendly policy. Her publications focus on class, gender, crime and space, as well women, work and care. At present, Louise's research interests focus on gender, the meaning and significance of crime, crime and history and applying oral history and narrative methodologies within criminology. This is reflected in her current research project, which is funded by The British Academy and explores the meaning and significance of the Yorkshire Ripper murders. Louise also represents Teesside University on the Regional Race, Crime and Justice Research Group.

Louise’s teaching interests are criminological theory and gender, crime and the criminal justice system.

She welcomes PhD supervisions relating to the above.

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Research Output 2003 2019

Book Review: Femicide across Europe: Theory, research and prevention

Wattis, L., 30 Aug 2019, In : Affilia - Journal of Women and Social Work. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewResearchpeer-review

European cooperation
book review

Violence, emotion and place: The case of five murders involving sex workers

Wattis, L., 19 Jul 2019, In : Crime, Media, Culture. 18 p., 858371.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Histories of Gender, Violence and victimhod

Wattis, L., 18 Dec 2018, 188 p. (Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology )

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

109 Downloads (Pure)

Exploring gender and fear retrospectively: stories of women’s fear during the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ murders

Wattis, T., 3 Sep 2017, In : Gender, Place & Culture. 24, 8, p. 1071-1089

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
128 Downloads (Pure)

The social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernity

Wattis, T., 8 Apr 2016, In : European Journal of Women's Studies. p. -

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
gender relations