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Verity Smith – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Verity joined the Department of Criminology as a Teaching Fellow in May 2022.

Her PhD research was funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership and was completed in November 2022. She conducted an ethnography exploring the policing of drugs at music festivals in England.

She has a particular interest in the policing and regulation of licensed leisure spaces, drug use and intoxication within them, and qualitative ethnographic methods.

Academic qualifications

  • LLB Law (International and European) (1st Class Honours). University of Sheffield, 2016


    MA International Criminology. University of Sheffield, 2017


    PhD Criminology. Durham University, 2022

Areas of expertise

  • Policing
  • Criminological Theory
  • Qualitative research

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