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Faye Vanstone – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Faye is the Programme Leader for Criminology and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Bath Spa University.

Her PhD research was based on men convicted and imprisoned for rape. The qualitative research was undertaken in UK prisons to examine how they manage the stigmatisation associated with their offence and to investigate the purpose of denial, particularly in wings/prisons which only house men convicted of sexual offences. The research also explores how men convicted of rape understand sexual consent. This research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Faye has also worked with people convicted of sexual offences in prison and the community for eight years.

Now, Faye teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate criminology modules.

She is module leader for:

  • Crime and Disorder in Everyday Life (CRI4000)
  • Crime, Violence and Harm (CRI4001)
  • Unlocking Criminology (CRI6103) (a module where students learn alongside prisoners in two UK prisons)

Faye also teaches on the following modules: 

  • MSc Research Methods (CRI7003 and CRI7113)
  • MSc Advanced Criminological Theory (CRI7001 and CRI7111)
  • MSc Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice (CRI7002 and CRI7112)
  • Victims and Victimisation (CRI6106)

Faye has previously taught at the University of Southampton and Wiltshire College and University Centre.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Criminology and Psychology (First Class Honours), University of Southampton
  • MSc Criminology, University of Southampton
  • PhD Criminology, Cardiff University
  • FHEA

Teaching subjects

  • Sexual violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual consent
  • Sexual offenders
  • Qualitative research
  • Criminological theory

Research supervision

  • Sexual violence

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